ICD-10 Code I44.69

Other fascicular block

Version 2019 Billable Code Questionable Admission Codes
ICD-10:I44.69
Short Description:Other fascicular block
Long Description:Other fascicular block

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 I44.69 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other fascicular block. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Other forms of heart disease (I30-I52)
      • Atrioventricular and left bundle-branch block (I44)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Questionable admission codes - Some diagnoses are not usually sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital. For example, if a patient is given code R030 for elevated blood pressure reading, without diagnosis of hypertension, then the patient would have a questionable admission, since elevated blood pressure reading is not normally sufficient justification for admission to a hospital.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code I44.69 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 308 - CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA AND CONDUCTION DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 309 - CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA AND CONDUCTION DISORDERS WITH CC
  • 310 - CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA AND CONDUCTION DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert I44.69 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 426.2 - Left bb hemiblock (Approximate Flag)

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 I44.69 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Arrhythmia

Also called: Irregular heartbeat

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
  • Sweating

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

  • Arrhythmias (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Atrial fibrillation or flutter (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cardiac ablation procedures (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ectopic heartbeat (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electrocardiogram (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Exercise stress test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Heart palpitations (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Holter monitor (24h) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ventricular tachycardia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.