2022 ICD-10-CM Code I63

Cerebral infarction

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:I63
Short Description:Cerebral infarction
Long Description:Cerebral infarction

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)
      • Cerebral infarction (I63)

I63 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of cerebral infarction. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 Cerebral infarction

Non-specific codes like I63 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 cerebral infarction:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.0 for Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of precerebral arteries
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.00 for Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of unspecified precerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.01 for Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of vertebral artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.02 for Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of basilar artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.03 for Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of carotid artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.09 for Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of other precerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.1 for Cerebral infarction due to embolism of precerebral arteries
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.10 for Cerebral infarction due to embolism of unspecified precerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.11 for Cerebral infarction due to embolism of vertebral artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.12 for Cerebral infarction due to embolism of basilar artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.13 for Cerebral infarction due to embolism of carotid artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.19 for Cerebral infarction due to embolism of other precerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.2 for Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of precerebral arteries
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.20 for Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of unspecified precerebral arteries
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.21 for Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of vertebral arteries
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.22 for Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of basilar artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.23 for Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of carotid arteries
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.29 for Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of other precerebral arteries
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.3 for Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of cerebral arteries
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.30 for Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of unspecified cerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.31 for Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of middle cerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.32 for Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of anterior cerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.33 for Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of posterior cerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.34 for Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of cerebellar artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.39 for Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of other cerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.4 for Cerebral infarction due to embolism of cerebral arteries
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.40 for Cerebral infarction due to embolism of unspecified cerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.41 for Cerebral infarction due to embolism of middle cerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.42 for Cerebral infarction due to embolism of anterior cerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.43 for Cerebral infarction due to embolism of posterior cerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.44 for Cerebral infarction due to embolism of cerebellar artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.49 for Cerebral infarction due to embolism of other cerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.5 for Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of cerebral arteries
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.50 for Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of unspecified cerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.51 for Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of middle cerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.52 for Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of anterior cerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.53 for Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of posterior cerebral artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.54 for Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of cerebellar artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.59 for Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of other cerebral artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.6 for Cerebral infarction due to cerebral venous thrombosis, nonpyogenic
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I63.8 for Other cerebral infarction
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.81 for Other cerebral infarction due to occlusion or stenosis of small artery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.89 for Other cerebral infarction
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I63.9 for Cerebral infarction, 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 I63:


Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

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.

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


Ischemic Stroke

A stroke is a medical emergency. There are two types - ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke is the most common type. It is usually caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. This keeps blood from flowing to the brain. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. Another cause is stenosis, or narrowing of the artery. This can happen because of atherosclerosis, a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) occur when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted briefly. Having a TIA can mean you are at risk for having a more serious stroke.

Symptoms of stroke are

It is important to treat strokes as quickly as possible. Blood thinners may be used to stop a stroke while it is happening by quickly dissolving the blood clot. Post-stroke rehabilitation can help people overcome disabilities caused by stroke damage.

NIH: 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)