ICD-10 Code I50.22

Chronic systolic (congestive) heart failure

Version 2019 Billable Code
ICD-10: I50.22
Short Description:Chronic systolic (congestive) heart failure
Long Description:Chronic systolic (congestive) heart failure

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 I50.22 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chronic systolic (congestive) heart failure. 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)
      • Heart failure (I50)

Information for Medical Professionals

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 I50.22 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 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 I50.22 to ICD-9

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

  • 428.22 - Chr systolic hrt failure (Approximate Flag)
  • 428.22 - Chr systolic hrt failure (Combination Flag)
  • 428.0 - CHF NOS (Combination Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Chronic systolic dysfunction of left ventricle
  • Chronic systolic heart failure
  • Decreased cardiac ejection fraction
  • Decreased cardiac function
  • Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
  • Left ventricular cardiac dysfunction
  • Left ventricular systolic dysfunction
  • Reduced ejection fraction co-occurrent and due to chronic heart failure

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 I50.22 are found in the index:


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

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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.