2021 ICD-10-CM Code I61

Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

I61 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 intracerebral 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.

ICD-10:I61
Short Description:Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage
Long Description:Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage

Non-specific codes like I61 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 intracerebral hemorrhage:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I61.0 for Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage in hemisphere, subcortical
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I61.1 for Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage in hemisphere, cortical
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I61.2 for Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage in hemisphere, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I61.3 for Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage in brain stem
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I61.4 for Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage in cerebellum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I61.5 for Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage, intraventricular
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I61.6 for Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage, multiple localized
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I61.8 for Other nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I61.9 for Nontraumatic intracerebral 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 I61:


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)