AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 1

Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Related Conditions

The Central Office has received numerous requests for clarification regarding the coding of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and related conditions. The following guidance is provided to assist coding professionals in accurately reporting HIV/AIDS.  When reporting diagnoses including HIV, HIV-related conditions and AIDS, coding professionals must be guided by the provider’s documentation and the ICD-10-CM classification, including the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Code B20, Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease, may only be reported when provider documentation and/or the Alphabetic Index support the coding of this condition. This is consistent with guideline section I. C...

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