ICD-10-CM Code T86.81
Complications of lung transplant
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code T86.81 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of T86.81 that describes the diagnosis 'complications of lung transplant' in more detail.
- T86.81 Complications of lung transplant NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code T86 is used to code Transplant rejection
Transplant rejection occurs when transplanted tissue is rejected by the recipient's immune system, which destroys the transplanted tissue. Transplant rejection can be lessened by determining the molecular similitude between donor and recipient and by use of immunosuppressant drugs after transplant.
Micrograph showing lung transplant rejection. Lung biopsy. H&E stain.
Coding Notes for T86.81 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Complication of heart-lung transplant - instead, use code T86.3-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T86.81 - Complications of lung transplant'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T86.81. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.