AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2013 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Polycystic Kidney Disease Status Post Kidney Transplant

When a patient with a history of polycystic kidney disease (PKD) presents status post kidney transplant, should the PKD still be reported? At our facility, transplant patients typically receive a unilateral renal transplant and the original kidneys are not removed from the body. Should the patient’s history of polycystic kidney disease be reported as an additional diagnosis for these post transplant patients? ...

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