4. Conditions frequently described in diagnostic statements as residuals and late
a. Malunion fracture.
b. Traumatic arthritis following fracture.
c. Hemiplegia, cerebrovascular thrombosis 1 year ago.
d. Scarring due to third -degree burn.
e. Contracture tendons due to poliomyelitis.
f. Sterility due to mumps.
5. When coding a late effect of an illness or injury and a code for both the residual and
the late effect are provided, the code for the residual must be sequenced first with the
appropriate code to show cause (late effect) as an additional code.
Both the residual and the late effect must be coded. The code for the residual is
of left ulna due
8 months ago
PRINCIPLE XVI. ORGAN AND TISSUE TRANSPLANTS
1. Potential Donor. Patients are sometimes admitted for predonation examination to
determine tissue compatibility prior to organ/tissue donation. These patients are
potential organ/tissue donors and are coded with the diagnostic code V7.8
(Examination of potential donor). This code indicates the patient is not serving as a
donor during the current episode of hospitalization, and therefore, the record would not
have a procedure code for organ/ tissue removal.
2. Donor. Category V59 (Donor) is to be used for patients who serve as organ/tissue
donor during the current continuous period of hospitalization. The admission diagnosis
is Organ/Tissue Donor (specific type) and requires an appropriate subcategory code
from the V59 category. Use of any V59 subcategory code indicates the patient did
serve as an organ/tissue donor and therefore, the record requires a surgical procedure
code indicating organ/ tissue removal.