ICD-10-CM Code E85.81

Light chain (AL) amyloidosis

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

E85.81 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of light chain (al) amyloidosis. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code E85.81 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like al amyloidosis or amyloid light-chain nephropathy or amyloid nephropathy or light chain disease.

ICD-10:E85.81
Short Description:Light chain (AL) amyloidosis
Long Description:Light chain (AL) amyloidosis

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code E85.81 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • AL amyloidosis
  • Amyloid light-chain nephropathy
  • Amyloid nephropathy
  • Light chain disease

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code E85.81 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 545 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 546 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITH CC
  • 547 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Replacement Code

E8581 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • E85.8 - Other amyloidosis

Convert E85.81 to ICD-9

  • 277.39 - Amyloidosis NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)

Code History

  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021