2021 ICD-10-CM Code T86.1

Complications of kidney transplant

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

T86.1 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of complications of kidney transplant. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:T86.1
Short Description:Complications of kidney transplant
Long Description:Complications of kidney transplant

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Complications of transplanted organs and tissue (T86). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Complications of kidney transplant

Non-specific codes like T86.1 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for complications of kidney transplant:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.10 for Unspecified complication of kidney transplant
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.11 for Kidney transplant rejection
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.12 for Kidney transplant failure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.13 for Kidney transplant infection
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.19 for Other complication of kidney transplant

Information for Patients


Kidney Transplantation

Also called: Renal transplantation

A kidney transplant is an operation that places a healthy kidney in your body. The transplanted kidney takes over the work of the two kidneys that failed, so you no longer need dialysis.

During a transplant, the surgeon places the new kidney in your lower abdomen and connects the artery and vein of the new kidney to your artery and vein. Often, the new kidney will start making urine as soon as your blood starts flowing through it. But sometimes it takes a few weeks to start working.

Many transplanted kidneys come from donors who have died. Some come from a living family member. The wait for a new kidney can be long.

If you have a transplant, you must take drugs for the rest of your life, to keep your body from rejecting the new kidney.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)