Valid for Submission
I31.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pericardial effusion (noninflammatory). The code I31.3 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 I31.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like chronic cholesterol pericardial effusion, chronic effusive pericarditis, chronic pericarditis, chronic pericarditis, chylopericardium , congenital pericardial effusion, etc.
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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code I31.3:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- acute pericardial effusion I30.9
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 I31.3 are found in the index:
- - Chylopericardium - I31.3
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Chronic cholesterol pericardial effusion
- Chronic effusive pericarditis
- Chronic pericarditis
- Chronic pericarditis
- Congenital pericardial effusion
- Malignant pericardial effusion
- Pericardial effusion
- Pericardial effusion - noninflammatory
- Pericarditis secondary to chylopericardium
- Pericarditis secondary to myxedema
- PERICARDIAL EFFUSION-. fluid accumulation within the pericardium. serous effusions are associated with pericardial diseases. hemopericardium is associated with trauma. lipid containing effusion chylopericardium results from leakage of thoracic duct. severe cases can lead to cardiac tamponade.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert I31.3 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code I31.3 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.
Information for Patients
The pericardium is a membrane, or sac, that surrounds your heart. It holds the heart in place and helps it work properly. Problems with the pericardium include
- Pericarditis - an inflammation of the sac. It can be from a virus or other infection, a heart attack, heart surgery, other medical conditions, injuries, and certain medicines.
- Pericardial effusion - the buildup of fluid in the sac
- Cardiac tamponade - a serious problem in which buildup of fluid in the sac causes problems with the function of the heart
Symptoms of pericardial problems include chest pain, rapid heartbeat, and difficulty breathing. Fever is a common symptom of acute pericarditis. Your doctor may use a physical exam, imaging tests, and heart tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on the cause.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Cardiac tamponade (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Pericardiocentesis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Pericarditis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Pericarditis - after heart attack (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Pericarditis - constrictive (Medical Encyclopedia)
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