ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I72.6

Aneurysm of vertebral artery

Diagnosis Code I72.6

ICD-10: I72.6
Short Description: Aneurysm of vertebral artery
Long Description: Aneurysm of vertebral artery
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I72.6

Valid for Submission
The code I72.6 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

New 2017 ICD-10 Code
I72.6 is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2017, effective October 1, 2016.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Diseases of arteries, arterioles and capillaries (I70-I79)
      • Other aneurysm (I72)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code I72.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 299 - PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 300 - PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITH CC
  • 301 - PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code I72.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Replacement Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplacement Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • I72.8 - Aneurysm of other specified arteries


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