ICD-10 Code I50.20

Unspecified systolic (congestive) heart failure

Diagnosis Code I50.20

ICD-10: I50.20
Short Description: Unspecified systolic (congestive) heart failure
Long Description: Unspecified systolic (congestive) heart failure
Version 2019 of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I50.20

Valid for Submission
The code I50.20 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Other forms of heart disease (I30-I52)
      • Heart failure (I50)
Version 2019 Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code I50.20 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 222 - CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATOR IMPLANT WITH CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION WITH AMI/HF/SHOCK WITH MCC
  • 223 - CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATOR IMPLANT WITH CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION WITH AMI/HF/SHOCK WITHOUT MCC
  • 224 - CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATOR IMPLANT WITH CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION WITHOUT AMI/HF/SHOCK WITH MCC
  • 225 - CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATOR IMPLANT WITH CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION WITHOUT AMI/HF/SHOCK WITHOUT MCC
  • 226 - CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATOR IMPLANT WITHOUT CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION WITH MCC
  • 227 - CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATOR IMPLANT WITHOUT CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION WITHOUT MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 428.20 - Systolic hrt failure NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 428.20 - Systolic hrt failure NOS (Combination Flag)
  • 428.0 - CHF NOS (Combination Flag)

Synonyms
  • Asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction
  • At high risk for heart failure
  • At high risk for heart failure
  • At high risk for heart failure
  • At risk for heart failure
  • At risk for heart failure
  • At risk for heart failure
  • High risk of heart failure, stage A
  • High risk of heart failure, stage B
  • High risk of heart failure, stage B
  • Left ventricular cardiac dysfunction
  • Left ventricular systolic dysfunction
  • Systolic dysfunction
  • Systolic heart failure
  • Systolic heart failure stage A
  • Systolic heart failure stage B
  • Systolic heart failure stage B
  • Systolic heart failure stage B due to ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Systolic heart failure stage C
  • Systolic heart failure stage C
  • Systolic heart failure stage C due to ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Systolic heart failure stage D

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code I50.20 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Heart Failure

Also called: CHF, Cardiac failure, Congestive heart failure, Left-sided heart failure, Right-sided heart failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It means that your heart is not able to pump blood the way it should. It can affect one or both sides of the heart.

The weakening of the heart's pumping ability causes

  • Blood and fluid to back up into the lungs
  • The buildup of fluid in the feet, ankles and legs - called edema
  • Tiredness and shortness of breath

Common causes of heart failure are coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. It is more common in people who are 65 years old or older, African Americans, people who are overweight, and people who have had a heart attack. Men have a higher rate of heart failure than women.

Your doctor will diagnose heart failure by doing a physical exam and heart tests. Treatment includes treating the underlying cause of your heart failure, medicines, and heart transplantation if other treatments fail.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Brain natriutetic peptide test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Heart failure - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Heart failure - fluids and diuretics (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Heart failure - home monitoring (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Heart failure - medicines (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Heart failure in children - home care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Heart failure in children - overview (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Heart failure overview (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pleural effusion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pulmonary edema (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.

Present on Admission
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