Valid for Submission
I48.92 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified atrial flutter. The code I48.92 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 I48.92 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like atrial fibrillation and flutter, atrial flutter, atrial flutter, chronic atrial flutter, ekg: atrial flutter , idiopathic neonatal atrial flutter, etc.
The code is commonly used in cardiology medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as atrial fibrillation and flutter.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like I48.92 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.
The code I48.92 is linked to some Quality Measures as part of Medicare's Quality Payment Program (QPP). When this code is used as part of a patient's medical record the following Quality Measures might apply: Atrial Fibrillation And Atrial Flutter: Chronic Anticoagulation Therapy.
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 I48.92 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:
- Atrial fibrillation and flutter
- Atrial flutter
- Atrial flutter
- Chronic atrial flutter
- EKG: atrial flutter
- Idiopathic neonatal atrial flutter
- Neonatal dysrhythmia
- Paroxysmal atrial flutter
- ATRIAL FLUTTER-. rapid irregular atrial contractions caused by a block of electrical impulse conduction in the right atrium and a reentrant wave front traveling up the inter atrial septum and down the right atrial free wall or vice versa. unlike atrial fibrillation which is caused by abnormal impulse generation typical atrial flutter is caused by abnormal impulse conduction. as in atrial fibrillation patients with atrial flutter cannot effectively pump blood into the lower chambers of the heart heart ventricles.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert I48.92 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code I48.92 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.
Quality Payment Program Measures
When code I48.92 is part of the patient's diagnoses the following Quality Measures apply and affect reimbursement. The objective of Medicare's Quality Measures is to improve patient care by making it more: effective, safe, efficient, patient-centered and equitable.
|Quality Measure||Description||Quality Domain||Measure Type||High Priority||Submission Methods|
|Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter: Chronic Anticoagulation Therapy||Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter who were prescribed warfarin OR another FDA-approved oral anticoagulant drug for the prevention of thromboembolism during the measurement period.||Effective Clinical Care||Process||NO||Claims, Registry|
Information for Patients
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
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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