AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2011 Issue 4; VOLUMES 1 & 2 NEW/REVISED CODES

Complications of Stem Cell Transplant

Effective October 1, 2011, a new code has been created to uniquely identify complications of stem cell transplants (996.88). Prior to this change, ICD-9-CM did not have a code to identify complications of stem cell transplant. In the interim, coders had been instructed to assign code 996.89, Complications of transplanted organ, other specified transplanted organ. Stem cell transplants can be performed using stem cells from a patient's own body (autologous stem cell transplant), or using stem cells from donors (allogeneic stem cell transplant). Most stem cell transplantation procedures are performed using stem cells collected from the peripheral...

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