AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2014 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Dehydration with Hypernatremia or Hyponatremia

How should dehydration with hypernatremia and dehydration with hyponatremia be coded? Codes E87.0 and E87.1 seem to capture hypernatremia and hyponatremia respectively but not dehydration. There are no index entries for dehydration with hypernatremia/hyponatremia, and there is no subentry for dehydration within the entries of hypernatremia and hyponatremia. ...

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