ICD-10-CM Code I16

Hypertensive crisis

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

I16 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of hypertensive crisis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:I16
Short Description:Hypertensive crisis
Long Description:Hypertensive crisis

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • I16.0 - Hypertensive urgency
  • I16.1 - Hypertensive emergency
  • I16.9 - ... unspecified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code I16:

Code Also

Code Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • any identified hypertensive disease I10 I15

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Hypertensive diseases (I10-I16)
      • Hypertensive crisis (I16)

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