AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 3; Ask the Editor
Immunocompromised State due to Immunosuppressants or Underlying Disease Process
How is immunocompromised state due to medication or other cause (e.g., AIDS, cancer) coded? The physician documented in the discharge summary that the “patient has an immunocompromised state, on immunosuppressants.” Is this considered an adverse effect of the medication? Additionally, how is long-term use of an immunosuppressant drug coded? ...
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