T86.3 - Complications of heart-lung transplant

Version 2023
ICD-10:T86.3
Short Description:Complications of heart-lung transplant
Long Description:Complications of heart-lung transplant
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (T80-T88)
      • Complications of transplanted organs and tissue (T86)

T86.3 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of complications of heart-lung transplant. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

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-lung transplant

Non-specific codes like T86.3 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-lung transplant:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.30 for Unspecified complication of heart-lung transplant
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.31 for Heart-lung transplant rejection
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.32 for Heart-lung transplant failure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.33 for Heart-lung transplant infection
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.39 for Other complications of heart-lung transplant

Patient Education


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% return to work for many different reasons.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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Lung Transplantation

A lung transplant removes a person's diseased lung and replaces it with a healthy one. The healthy lung comes from a donor who has died. Some people get one lung during a transplant. Other people get two.

Lung transplants are used for people who are likely to die from lung disease within 1 to 2 years. Their conditions are so severe that other treatments, such as medicines or breathing devices, no longer work. Lung transplants most often are used to treat people who have severe:

Complications of lung transplantation include rejection of the transplanted lung and infection.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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