Valid for Submission
G45.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of amaurosis fugax. The code G45.3 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code G45.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute cerebral ischemia, acute cerebrovascular insufficiency, amaurosis, amaurosis fugax, amaurosis fugax of left eye , amaurosis fugax of right eye, etc.
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 G45.3 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute cerebral ischemia
- Acute cerebrovascular insufficiency
- Amaurosis fugax
- Amaurosis fugax of left eye
- Amaurosis fugax of right eye
- Carotid territory transient ischemic attack
- AMAUROSIS FUGAX-. transient complete or partial monocular blindness due to retinal ischemia. this may be caused by emboli from the carotid artery usually in association with carotid stenosis and other locations that enter the central retinal artery. from adams et al. principles of neurology 6th ed p245
Convert G45.3 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code G45.3 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
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