2022 ICD-10-CM Code I25.8

Other forms of chronic ischemic heart disease

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:I25.8
Short Description:Other forms of chronic ischemic heart disease
Long Description:Other forms of chronic ischemic heart disease

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Ischemic heart diseases (I20-I25)
      • Chronic ischemic heart disease (I25)

I25.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other forms of chronic ischemic heart disease. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Other forms of chronic ischemic heart disease

Non-specific codes like I25.8 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other forms of chronic ischemic heart disease:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I25.81 for Atherosclerosis of other coronary vessels without angina pectoris
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I25.810 for Atherosclerosis of coronary artery bypass graft(s) without angina pectoris
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I25.811 for Atherosclerosis of native coronary artery of transplanted heart without angina pectoris
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I25.812 for Atherosclerosis of bypass graft of coronary artery of transplanted heart without angina pectoris
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I25.82 for Chronic total occlusion of coronary artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I25.83 for Coronary atherosclerosis due to lipid rich plaque
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I25.84 for Coronary atherosclerosis due to calcified coronary lesion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I25.89 for Other forms of chronic ischemic heart disease

Information for Patients


Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Plaque is a sticky substance made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. Over time, plaque hardens and narrows your arteries. That limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your body.

Atherosclerosis can lead to serious problems, including

Atherosclerosis usually doesn't cause symptoms until it severely narrows or totally blocks an artery. Many people don't know they have it until they have a medical emergency.

A physical exam, imaging, and other diagnostic tests can tell if you have it. Medicines can slow the progress of plaque buildup. Your doctor may also recommend procedures such as angioplasty to open the arteries, or surgery on the coronary or carotid arteries. Lifestyle changes can also help. These include following a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, and managing stress.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women.

CAD happens when the arteries that supply blood to heart muscle become hardened and narrowed. This is due to the buildup of cholesterol and other material, called plaque, on their inner walls. This buildup is called atherosclerosis. As it grows, less blood can flow through the arteries. As a result, the heart muscle can't get the blood or oxygen it needs. This can lead to chest pain (angina) or a heart attack. Most heart attacks happen when a blood clot suddenly cuts off the hearts' blood supply, causing permanent heart damage.

Over time, CAD can also weaken the heart muscle and contribute to heart failure and arrhythmias. Heart failure means the heart can't pump blood well to the rest of the body. Arrhythmias are changes in the normal beating rhythm of the heart.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)