AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 1; Ask the Editor
Chronic Viral Hepatitis C, Liver Cirrhosis and Ascites
A patient presented with ascites due to liver cirrhosis and chronic viral hepatitis C. The Index to Diseases leads to code K71.51, Toxic liver disease with chronic active hepatitis with ascites. However, it does not seem correct, since the physician did not document toxic liver disease. What is the correct code assignment for ascites due to both liver cirrhosis and chronic viral hepatitis C? ...
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