Valid for Submission
T86.838 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other complications of bone graft. The code T86.838 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code T86.838 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like fracture of bone allograft, fracture of bone autograft, fracture of bone graft, nonunion of bone graft, resorption of bone autograft , resorption of bone graft, etc.
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:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code T86.838 are found in the index:
- - Complication (s) (from) (of)
- - Embolism (multiple) (paradoxical) - I74.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Fracture of bone allograft
- Fracture of bone autograft
- Fracture of bone graft
- Nonunion of bone graft
- Resorption of bone autograft
- Resorption of bone graft
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert T86.838 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code T86.838 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
A bone graft transplants bone tissue. Surgeons use bone grafts to repair and rebuild diseased bones in your hips, knees, spine, and sometimes other bones and joints. Grafts can also repair bone loss caused by some types of fractures or cancers. Once your body accepts the bone graft, it provides a framework for growth of new, living bone.
If the transplanted bone comes from another person, it is called an allograft. Most allograft bone comes from donors who have died. Tissue banks screen these donors and disinfect and test the donated bone to make sure it is safe to use. If the transplanted bone comes from another part of your own body, it is called an autograft. Autograft bone often comes from your ribs, hips or a leg.
- Bone graft (Medical Encyclopedia)
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