Valid for Submission
I61.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage, unspecified. The code I61.9 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code I61.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cerebral hemorrhage, hemorrhagic cerebral infarction, nontraumatic intraparenchymal cerebral hemorrhage, silent micro-hemorrhage of brain, spontaneous cerebral hemorrhage , spontaneous cerebral hemorrhage with compression of brain, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like I61.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 I61.9 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Cerebral hemorrhage
- Hemorrhagic cerebral infarction
- Nontraumatic intraparenchymal cerebral hemorrhage
- Silent micro-hemorrhage of brain
- Spontaneous cerebral hemorrhage
- Spontaneous cerebral hemorrhage with compression of brain
- Spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage
Convert I61.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code I61.9 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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
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