AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 4; Section X - New Technology

Renal Function Monitoring

New code table XT2, Urinary System, Monitoring, provides a new code to capture the point-of-care transdermal real-time monitoring of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) by noninvasively measuring fluorescent light emission from an exogenous tracer agent that is cleared by glomerular filtration. Device/Substance/TechnologyE Fluorescence Pyrazine Current clinical practice for renal function monitoring is to calculate estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), using one of several empirically derived equations. The calculation of eGFR includes inputs of serum creatinine concentration (requiring a blood draw) and several other parameters including height, weight, gender, and ethnicity. The Transdermal GFR Measurement System is a three-component system...

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