AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2008 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD)

A 79-year-old hypertensive woman with recent history of arteriovenous graft surgery for end-stage renal disease on renal dialysis maintenance was admitted with increased weakness and stiffness of the extremities. Stiffening of the calf muscle had made ambulation difficult so the patient was essentially bedridden. A muscle biopsy of the calf confirmed nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy and the provider documented this condition in the final diagnostic statement. What is the code assignment for nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy? ...

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