Diagnostic Performance of the ICD-10 Code K76.82 for Hepatic Encephalopathy in Patients With Cirrhosis.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2023

Publication Title

The American journal of gastroenterology

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is prevalent and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality among patients with cirrhosis. On October 1, 2022, a new, specific International Classification of Diseases-10 code for HE, K76.82, was introduced. We aimed to analyze the diagnostic accuracy of K76.82.

METHODS: Diagnostic performance of K76.82 for HE (sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive ratio, and negative predictive ratio) was evaluated in 2 large health systems compared with lactulose, rifaximin, and K72.90.

RESULTS: A total of 2,483 patients were analyzed. The combination term "lactulose or rifaximin" showed the highest sensitivity of >98% while K76.82 demonstrated a specificity of >87% in all cohorts.

DISCUSSION: Although K76.82 is promising, the combination term "lactulose or rifaximin" identified patients with HE more accurately.

DOI

10.14309/ajg.0000000000002560

ISSN

1572-0241

PubMed ID

37830544

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