Today’s Tip: The Eliquis Coding Conundrum
Eliquis can be used as an anticoagulant or an antithrombotic. When a patient is on Eliquis long-term, it can be a coding conundrum. As published in Coding Clinic, Second Quarter 2022, ICD-10-CM classifies Eliquis as an anticoagulant medication. Therefore, if long-term use of Eliquis is documented in the record, assign code Z79.01 (The long-term (current) use of anticoagulants).