2021 ICD-10-CM Code T86.4

Complications of liver transplant

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

T86.4 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 liver 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:T86.4
Short Description:Complications of liver transplant
Long Description:Complications of liver 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 liver transplant

Non-specific codes like T86.4 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 liver transplant:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.40 for Unspecified complication of liver transplant
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.41 for Liver transplant rejection
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.42 for Liver transplant failure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.43 for Liver transplant infection
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.49 for Other complications of liver transplant

Information for Patients


Liver Transplantation

Also called: Hepatic transplantation

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. You cannot live without a liver that works. If your liver fails, your doctor may put you on a waiting list for a liver transplant. Doctors do liver transplants when other treatment cannot keep a damaged liver working.

During a liver transplantation, the surgeon removes the diseased liver and replaces it with a healthy one. Most transplant livers come from a donor who has died. Sometimes there is a living donor. This is when a healthy person donates part of his or her liver for a specific patient.

The most common reason for a transplant in adults is cirrhosis. This is scarring of the liver, caused by injury or long-term disease. The most common reason in children is biliary atresia, a disease of the bile ducts.

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

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)