2021 ICD-10-CM Code T86.2

Complications of heart transplant

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

T86.2 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 heart 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:T86.2
Short Description:Complications of heart transplant
Long Description:Complications of heart 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 heart transplant

Non-specific codes like T86.2 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 heart transplant:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.20 for Unspecified complication of heart transplant
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.21 for Heart transplant rejection
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.22 for Heart transplant failure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.23 for Heart transplant infection
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T86.29 for Other complications of heart transplant
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.290 for Cardiac allograft vasculopathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.298 for Other complications of heart transplant

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code T86.2:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Information for Patients


Heart Transplantation

A heart transplant removes a damaged or diseased heart and replaces it with a healthy one. The healthy heart comes from a donor who has died. It is the last resort for people with heart failure when all other treatments have failed. The heart failure might have been caused by coronary heart disease, damaged heart valves or heart muscles, congenital heart defects, or viral infections of the heart.

Although heart transplant surgery is a life-saving measure, it has many risks. Careful monitoring, treatment, and regular medical care can prevent or help manage some of these risks.

After the surgery, most heart transplant patients can return to their normal levels of activity. However, fewer than 30 percent return to work for many different reasons.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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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)