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

Heart Failure with Preserved or Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFpEF/HFrEF)

If a physician documents heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), heart failure with preserved systolic function, and/or heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), heart failure with low ejection fraction, heart failure with reduced systolic function, or other similar terms, can the coder assume the provider means respectively “diastolic heart failure” or “systolic heart failure,” and apply the proper ICD-10-CM code based on the documented clinical circumstances? ...

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