ICD-10-CM Cardiovascular Conditions

on Monday, 10 February 2014. All News Items | Documentation | Coding

For the I-10 Corner this week, we are discussing a few of the specific coding differences for cardiac diagnoses and conditions in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM.

Angina Pectoris with Atherosclerotic Heart Disease (ASHD):

I-9

Angina, Unspecified (413.9)

ASHD, Unspecified (414.00)

I-10

Angina with ASHD, Unspecified—see Arteriosclerosis, Coronary (artery), Unspecified (I20.9)

NOTE FROM AUTHOR
Attention: Two codes in I-9 vs. one code in I-10

Atrial Fibrillation:

I-9

Atrial Fibrillation (established) (paroxysmal) (427.31)

I-10

Atrial Fibrillation or Auricular (established) (I48.91)

Chronic (I48.2)

Paroxysmal (I48.0)

Permanent (I48.2)

Persistent (I48.1)

Atrial Flutter:

I-9

Atrial Flutter or Auricular (427.32)

I-10

Atrial Flutter or Auricular (I48.92)

Atypical (I48.4)

Type I (I48.3)

Type II(48.4)

Typical (I48.3)

 

NOTE FROM AUTHOR
Attention: There are specific descriptions for Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter in I-10. In addition, there are no specific codes for Postoperative Fibrillation or Postoperative Flutter in the alpha index.

Heart Failure:

I-9

Congestive Heart Failure (compensated) (decompensated) (428.0)

Diastolic (428.30)

Acute (428.31)

Acute on Chronic (428.33)

Chronic (428.32)

Systolic (428.20)

Acute (428.21)

Acute on Chronic (428.23)

Chronic (428.22)

I-10

Congestive Heart Failure (compensated) (decompensated) (I50.9)

Diastolic (congestive) (I50.30)

Acute (congestive) (I50.31)

            and (on) chronic (congestive) (I50.33)

Chronic (congestive) (I50.32)

            and (on) acute (congestive) (I50.33)

Combined with Systolic (congestive) (I50.40)

            Acute (congestive) (I50.41)

                        And (on) chronic (congestive) (I50.43)

            Chronic (congestive) (I50.42)

                        And (on) acute (congestive) (I50.43)

Systolic (congestive) (I50.20)

Acute (congestive) (I50.21)

            and (on) chronic (congestive) (I50.23)

Chronic (congestive) (I50.22)

            and (on) acute (congestive) (I50.23)

Combined with Diastolic (congestive) (I50.40)

            Acute (congestive) (I50.41)

                        And (on) chronic (congestive) (I50.43)

            Chronic (congestive) (I50.42)

                        And (on) acute (congestive) (I50.43)

Myocardial Infarction (MI):

I-9

Infarct, Myocardial (acute or with a stated duration of 8 weeks or less) (with Hypertension) (410.9x)

NOTE FROM MANUAL

Note—Use the following fifth-digit subclassification with category 410:

0 - episode unspecified

1 - initial episode

2 - subsequent episode without recurrence

 

I-10

Infarct, Myocardial (acute) (with stated duration of 4 weeks or less) (I21.3)

NOTE FROM AUTHOR
Attention:
  • For the episode of care in I-10, MIs are identified as either Acute (I21.xx) or Subsequent (I22.xx).
  • The timeframe (stated duration of the MI) has decreased in I-10 to 4 weeks from 8 weeks in I-9.

           

Most MIs are considered to be ST-Elevation (STEMI) unless stated as Non-ST Elevation (NSTEMI) or Subendocardial.

STEMI

Anterior (anteroapical) (anterolateral) (anteroseptal) (Q wave) (wall) (I21.09)

Inferior (I21.09) (diaphragmatic) (inferolateral) (inferoposterior) (wall) NEC (I21.19)

Inferoposterior Transmural (Q wave) (I21.11)

Lateral (I21.29) (apical-lateral) (basal-lateral) (high) (I21.29)

Posterior (I21.29) (posterobasal) (posterolateral) (posteroseptal) (true) I21.29)

Septal (I21.29)

Specified NEC (I21.29)

NSTEMI

Subendocardial (I21.4)

Non-Q wave NOS (I21.4)

Nontransmural NOS (I21.4)

If NSTEMI evolves to STEMI, assign the STEMI code. If STEMI converts to NSTEMI due to thrombolytic therapy, it is still coded as STEMI.

NOTE FROM AUTHOR
For Acute MIs, we can now identify the specific coronary artery impacted. For example, per the alpha index:

Infarct, Myocardial, Involving

Coronary artery of anterior wall NEC (I21.09)

Coronary artery of inferior wall NEC (I21.19)

Diagonal coronary artery (I21.02)

Left anterior descending coronary artery (I21.02)

Left circumflex coronary artery (I21.21)

Left main coronary artery (I21.01)

Oblique marginal coronary artery (I21.21)

Right coronary artery (I21.11)

Please refer to the our article, ICD-10-CM Diseases of the Circulatory System, describing specific coding guidelines for cardiac diagnoses and conditions.

I hope this article has been beneficial in helping you become more familiar with cardiac diagnoses and conditions in ICD-10-CM.           

Article by Susie James

Susie James, RHIT, CCS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10 Trainer, is the Manager of Inpatient Coding Services at MMP. Susie has worked in the coding field for over twenty-seven years and has worked as a coder, coding supervisor, and corporate coding manager for a large multi-facility system in Birmingham. She also worked for Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF) as a coding reviewer/auditor before joining the team at Medical Management Plus. Susie is currently serving as the President of the Alabama Association of Health Information Management (AAHIM) on the Board of Directors. She is also a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). She currently serves as a member of AHIMA’s Envisioning and Collaborative Team and recently served as a facilitator at AHIMA’s National Convention in Atlanta Georgia. You may contact Susie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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