AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Heart Failure with Recovered Ejection Fraction

The patient is an 82-year-old male with a history of congestive heart failure (CHF) and severe aortic stenosis status post transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The provider documents chronic CHF with ejection fraction (EF) recovered from 35% to 55% following TAVR. According to new research, patients with a low ejection fraction can recover, and this is referred to as “recovered EF.” We have been instructed to assign code I50.3-, Diastolic (congestive) heart failure, for patients with CHF and a recovered EF. What is the appropriate code assignment for chronic congestive heart failure with recovered EF? ...

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