ICD-10-CM Code I60.1

Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from middle cerebral artery

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

I60.1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from middle cerebral artery. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:I60.1
Short Description:Ntrm subarachnoid hemorrhage from middle cerebral artery
Long Description:Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from middle cerebral artery

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • I60.10 - Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from unspecified middle cerebral artery
  • I60.11 - Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from right middle cerebral artery
  • I60.12 - Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage from left middle cerebral artery

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 I60.1 are found in the index:


Code Classification

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

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


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

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

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

  • Preventing stroke (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stroke - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)

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