Volume XXX, Number 10
 October 2015

ICD-10 Prohibited HIV/AIDS codes for MDS 3.0

All MDS 3.0 assessments with an Assessment Reference Date on or after October 1, 2015, will require the use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) codes in item I8000. However, Texas Health & Safety Code §81.103 prevents the reporting of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) information on the MDS. Therefore, SNF/NFs and rural hospitals approved for swing beds shall not input any HIV and/or AIDS ICD-10 codes in MDS Item I8000.

Note: ICD-10 code Z83 Family history of human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease was intentionally not excluded. It was determined that noting the existence of a family member with the disease did not reveal anything about the resident’s HIV/AIDS status.

For questions about Texas MDS coding, contact Cheryl Shiffer at 210-619-8010 or by email at cheryl.shiffer@dads.state.tx.us.

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