2021 ICD-10-CM Code I50.81

Right heart failure

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

I50.81 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of right heart failure. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:I50.81
Short Description:Right heart failure
Long Description:Right heart failure

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Right heart failure

Non-specific codes like I50.81 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for right heart failure:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I50.810 for Right heart failure, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I50.811 for Acute right heart failure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I50.812 for Chronic right heart failure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I50.813 for Acute on chronic right heart failure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I50.814 for Right heart failure due to left heart failure

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018