AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2021 Issue 1; Correction Notices

Immunocompromised State due to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease

Coding Clinic, Fourth Quarter 2020, pages 10-11, stated, “Code D84.81, Immunodeficiency due to conditions classified elsewhere, was created for an immunocompromised state due to a specific medical condition such as HIV, AIDS, certain cancers and genetic disorders that are classified elsewhere in ICD-10-CM.” This is a misstatement, as it is not appropriate to assign code D84.81, Immunodeficiency due to conditions classified elsewhere, together with code B20, Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease. Immunocompromise/ immunodeficiency is part of the clinical picture in HIV disease, and code B20 captures fully the immunocompromised state. The Excludes1 note under code...

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