AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2013 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Decreased Glomerular Filtration Rate

What is the appropriate code assignment for decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and elevated creatinine? We are coding for the radiologist and abnormal creatinine clearance is indexed to code 794.4, Nonspecific abnormal results of function studies. Is 794.4 the correct code assignment for decreased GFR and elevated creatinine?  ...

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