2021 ICD-10-CM Code I60

Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:I60
Short Description:Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage
Long Description:Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)
      • Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (I60)

I60 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage. 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.

Specific Coding for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage

Non-specific codes like I60 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 nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I60.0 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from carotid siphon and bifurcation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.00 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from unspecified carotid siphon and bifurcation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.01 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from right carotid siphon and bifurcation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.02 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from left carotid siphon and bifurcation
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I60.1 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from middle cerebral artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.10 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from unspecified middle cerebral artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.11 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from right middle cerebral artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.12 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from left middle cerebral artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.2 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from anterior communicating artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I60.3 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from posterior communicating artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.30 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from unspecified posterior communicating artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.31 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from right posterior communicating artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.32 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from left posterior communicating artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.4 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from basilar artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I60.5 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from vertebral artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.50 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from unspecified vertebral artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.51 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from right vertebral artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.52 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from left vertebral artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.6 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from other intracranial arteries
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.7 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from unspecified intracranial artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.8 for Other nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I60.9 for Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage, unspecified

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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code I60:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Information for Patients


Hemorrhagic Stroke

Also called: Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

A stroke is a medical emergency. There are two types - ischemic and hemorrhagic. Hemorrhagic stroke is the less common type. It happens when a blood vessel breaks and bleeds into the brain. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. Causes include a bleeding aneurysm, an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), or an artery wall that breaks open.

Symptoms of stroke are

It is important to treat strokes as quickly as possible. With a hemorrhagic stroke, the first steps are to find the cause of bleeding in the brain and then control it. Surgery may be needed. Post-stroke rehabilitation can help people overcome disabilities caused by stroke damage.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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