Renal Business Today: Coding for CKD Under the ICD-10-CM Code Set

“According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults have CKD.  Dialysis is most commonly prescribed in adult patients for temporary or permanent kidney failure.  Diabetes and hypertension are responsible for CKD in up to 2/3 of the cases,” says AAPC ICD-10 Trainer Betty Johnson, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-H, CPCD, CCS-P, PCS, CCP, CIC, RMC in a recent issue of Renal Business Today.

The article focuses on how ICD-10 will impact the codes for diabetic chronic kidney disease and hypertensive chronic kidney disease among its highlights.

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