Valid for Submission
I44.30 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified atrioventricular block. The code I44.30 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code I44.30 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like atrioventricular block, atrioventricular block due to endocarditis, ecg: partial atrioventricular block - 2:1, ecg: partial atrioventricular block - 3:1, ecg: partial atrioventricular block - long pr , partial atrioventricular block, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like I44.30 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 I44.30 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:
- Atrioventricular block
- Atrioventricular block due to endocarditis
- ECG: partial atrioventricular block - 2:1
- ECG: partial atrioventricular block - 3:1
- ECG: partial atrioventricular block - long PR
- Partial atrioventricular block
- Postoperative atrioventricular block
- ATRIOVENTRICULAR BLOCK-. impaired impulse conduction from heart atria to heart ventricles. av block can mean delayed or completely blocked impulse conduction.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|308||CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA AND CONDUCTION DISORDERS WITH MCC||05||1.1993|
|309||CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA AND CONDUCTION DISORDERS WITH CC||05||0.7494|
|310||CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA AND CONDUCTION DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC||05||0.5584|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert I44.30 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code I44.30 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
An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat. It means that your heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern. When the heart beats faster than normal, it is called tachycardia. When the heart beats too slowly, it is called bradycardia. The most common type of arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation, which causes an irregular and fast heart beat.
Many factors can affect your heart's rhythm, such as having had a heart attack, smoking, congenital heart defects, and stress. Some substances or medicines may also cause arrhythmias.
Symptoms of arrhythmias include
- Fast or slow heart beat
- Skipping beats
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
Your doctor can run tests to find out if you have an arrhythmia. Treatment to restore a normal heart rhythm may include medicines, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or pacemaker, or sometimes surgery.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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