2021 ICD-10-CM Code I60.0

Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from carotid siphon and bifurcation

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

I60.0 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 from carotid siphon and bifurcation. 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:I60.0
Short Description:Ntrm subarach hemorrhage from carotid siphon and bifurcation
Long Description:Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from carotid siphon and bifurcation

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Ntrm subarach hemorrhage from carotid siphon and bifurcation

Non-specific codes like I60.0 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 ntrm subarach 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

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 I60.0 are found in the index:

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)