ICD-10-CM Code I51.5

Myocardial degeneration

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

I51.5 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of myocardial degeneration. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code I51.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like fatty degeneration of heart or myocardial degeneration or myocardial disease or myocardial dysfunction.

ICD-10:I51.5
Short Description:Myocardial degeneration
Long Description:Myocardial degeneration

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code I51.5:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Fatty degeneration of heart or myocardium
  • Myocardial disease
  • Senile degeneration of heart or myocardium

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 I51.5 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Fatty degeneration of heart
  • Myocardial degeneration
  • Myocardial disease
  • Myocardial dysfunction

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code I51.5 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are 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).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 314 - OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 315 - OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 316 - OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert I51.5 to ICD-9

  • 429.1 - Myocardial degeneration

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Other forms of heart disease (I30-I52)
      • Complications and ill-defined descriptions of heart disease (I51)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Cardiomyopathy

Also called: Dilated cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Myocardiopathy, Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is the name for diseases of the heart muscle. These diseases enlarge your heart muscle or make it thicker and more rigid than normal. In rare cases, scar tissue replaces the muscle tissue.

Some people live long, healthy lives with cardiomyopathy. Some people don't even realize they have it. In others, however, it can make the heart less able to pump blood through the body. This can cause serious complications, including

  • Heart failure
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Heart valve problems
  • Sudden cardiac arrest

Heart attacks, high blood pressure, infections, and other diseases can all cause cardiomyopathy. Some types of cardiomyopathy run in families. In many people, however, the cause is unknown. Treatment might involve medicines, surgery, other medical procedures, and lifestyle changes.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Cardiomyopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electrocardiogram (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)

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