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ICD-10 Codes for Lactic Acidosis

Published on 7/28/2020

Lactic acidosis shares the ICD-10-CM code, E87.2, Acidosis, with other causes of acidosis, respiratory or metabolic. Mixed acid-base disorders are coded at E87.4. The key question for CDISs and coders is, “when is acidosis considered integral to the causative condition and not separately codable?” Learn the answer in this ICD10monitor article from ACPA BOD member and CDI Committee Co-Chair, Dr. Erica Remer.

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