A patient with a history of bilateral lung transplant presents with aspiration pneumonia due to emesis with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask. The Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, Section I.C.19.g.3, seem to suggest that any condition that would affect the function of the transplanted organ should be coded as a complication. What is the correct code assignment for aspiration pneumonia in a patient with a bilateral lung transplant?
AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 2; Ask The Editor
Aspiration Pneumonia & Lung Transplant
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