I65.21 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of occlusion and stenosis of right carotid artery. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Carotid artery embolism
- Carotid artery occlusion
- Carotid artery thrombosis
- Carotid artery thrombosis
- Embolism of right carotid artery
- Internal carotid artery stenosis
- Occlusive embolus of right carotid artery
- Right carotid artery occlusion
- Right carotid artery stenosis
- Stenosis of cavernous portion of right internal carotid artery
- Thrombosis of internal carotid artery
- Thrombosis of right carotid artery
- Thrombosis of right internal carotid artery
- Carotid Artery Thrombosis-. blood clot formation in any part of the carotid arteries. this may produce carotid stenosis or occlusion of the vessel, leading to transient ischemic attack; cerebral infarction; or amaurosis fugax.
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|I65.21||433.10 - Ocl crtd art wo infrct|
|Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.|
Carotid Artery Disease
Your carotid arteries are two large blood vessels in your neck. They supply your brain and head with blood. If you have carotid artery disease, the arteries become narrow or blocked, usually because of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the buildup of plaque, which is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood.
Carotid artery disease is serious because it can block the blood flow to your brain, causing a stroke. Too much plaque in the artery can cause a blockage. You can also have a blockage when a piece of plaque or a blood clot breaks off the wall of an artery. The plaque or clot can travel through the bloodstream and get stuck in one of your brain's smaller arteries.
Carotid artery disease often does not cause symptoms until the blockage or narrowing is severe. One sign may be a bruit (whooshing sound) that your doctor hears when listening to your artery with a stethoscope. Another sign is a transient ischemic attack (TIA), a "mini-stroke." A TIA is like a stroke, but it only lasts a few minutes, and the symptoms usually go away within an hour. Stroke is another sign.
Imaging tests can confirm whether you have carotid artery disease.
Treatments may include:
- Healthy lifestyle changes
- Carotid endarterectomy, surgery to remove the plaque
- Angioplasty, a procedure to place a balloon and stent into the artery to open it and hold it open
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
- FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
- 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)