AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Rectal Telangiectasias due to Radiation Therapy

The patient, who had a recent history of stroke on antiplatelet therapy and a history of outpatient radiotherapy for prostate cancer, is admitted with active rectal bleeding associated with radiation telangiectasias. In ICD-10-CM, the default for telangiectasia is code I78.1, Nevus, non-neoplastic; however this does not appear to be the correct code assignment. What is the correct code assignment for telangiectasias of the rectum due to radiation therapy? ...

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