2021 ICD-10-CM Code I69.9

Sequelae of unspecified cerebrovascular diseases

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

I69.9 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of sequelae of unspecified cerebrovascular diseases. 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.

I69.9 is a sequela code, includes a 7th character and should be used for complications that arise as a direct result of a condition like e of unspecified cerebrovascular diseases. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "sequela" code should be used for chronic or residual conditions that are complications of an initial acute disease, illness or injury. The most common sequela is pain. Usually, two diagnosis codes are needed when reporting sequela. The first code describes the nature of the sequela while the second code describes the sequela or late effect.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like I69.9 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.

ICD-10:I69.9
Short Description:Sequelae of unspecified cerebrovascular diseases
Long Description:Sequelae of unspecified cerebrovascular diseases

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Sequelae of unspecified cerebrovascular diseases

Non-specific codes like I69.9 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 sequelae of unspecified cerebrovascular diseases:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.90 for Unspecified sequelae of unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I69.91 for Cognitive deficits following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.910 for Attention and concentration deficit following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.911 for Memory deficit following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.912 for Visuospatial deficit and spatial neglect following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.913 for Psychomotor deficit following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.914 for Frontal lobe and executive function deficit following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.915 for Cognitive social or emotional deficit following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.918 for Other symptoms and signs involving cognitive functions following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.919 for Unspecified symptoms and signs involving cognitive functions following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I69.92 for Speech and language deficits following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.920 for Aphasia following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.921 for Dysphasia following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.922 for Dysarthria following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.923 for Fluency disorder following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.928 for Other speech and language deficits following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I69.93 for Monoplegia of upper limb following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.931 for Monoplegia of upper limb following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting right dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.932 for Monoplegia of upper limb following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting left dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.933 for Monoplegia of upper limb following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting right non-dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.934 for Monoplegia of upper limb following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting left non-dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.939 for Monoplegia of upper limb following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting unspecified side
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I69.94 for Monoplegia of lower limb following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.941 for Monoplegia of lower limb following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting right dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.942 for Monoplegia of lower limb following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting left dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.943 for Monoplegia of lower limb following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting right non-dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.944 for Monoplegia of lower limb following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting left non-dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.949 for Monoplegia of lower limb following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting unspecified side
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I69.95 for Hemiplegia and hemiparesis following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.951 for Hemiplegia and hemiparesis following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting right dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.952 for Hemiplegia and hemiparesis following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting left dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.953 for Hemiplegia and hemiparesis following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting right non-dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.954 for Hemiplegia and hemiparesis following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting left non-dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.959 for Hemiplegia and hemiparesis following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting unspecified side
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I69.96 for Other paralytic syndrome following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.961 for Other paralytic syndrome following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting right dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.962 for Other paralytic syndrome following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting left dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.963 for Other paralytic syndrome following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting right non-dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.964 for Other paralytic syndrome following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting left non-dominant side
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.965 for Other paralytic syndrome following unspecified cerebrovascular disease, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.969 for Other paralytic syndrome following unspecified cerebrovascular disease affecting unspecified side
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I69.99 for Other sequelae of unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.990 for Apraxia following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.991 for Dysphagia following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.992 for Facial weakness following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.993 for Ataxia following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I69.998 for Other sequelae following unspecified cerebrovascular disease

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 I69.9:


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.

Information for Patients


Stroke

Also called: Brain attack, CVA

What is a stroke?

A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to part of the brain. Your brain cells cannot get the oxygen and nutrients they need from blood, and they start to die within a few minutes. This can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death.

If you think that you or someone else is having a stroke, call 911 right away. Immediate treatment may save someone's life and increase the chances for successful rehabilitation and recovery.

What are the types of stroke?

There are two types of stroke:

Another condition that's similar to a stroke is a transient ischemic attack (TIA). It's sometimes called a "mini-stroke." TIAs happen when the blood supply to the brain is blocked for a short time. The damage to the brain cells isn't permanent, but if you have had a TIA, you are at a much higher risk of having a stroke.

Who is at risk for a stroke?

Certain factors can raise your risk of a stroke. The major risk factors include

There are also other factors that are linked to a higher risk of stroke, such as

What are the symptoms of stroke?

The symptoms of stroke often happen quickly. They include

If you think that you or someone else is having a stroke, call 911 right away.

How are strokes diagnosed?

To make a diagnosis, your health care provider will

What are the treatments for stroke?

Treatments for stroke include medicines, surgery, and rehabilitation. Which treatments you get depend on the type of stroke and the stage of treatment. The different stages are

Acute treatments for ischemic stroke are usually medicines:

Acute treatments for hemorrhagic stroke focus on stopping the bleeding. The first step is to find the cause of bleeding in the brain. The next step is to control it:

Stroke rehabilitation can help you relearn skills you lost because of the damage. The goal is to help you become as independent as possible and to have the best possible quality of life.

Prevention of another stroke is also important, since having a stroke increases the risk of getting another one. Prevention may include heart-healthy lifestyle changes and medicines.

Can strokes be prevented?

If you have already had a stroke or are at risk of having a stroke, you can make some heart-healthy lifestyle changes to try to prevent a future stroke:

If these changes aren't enough, you may need medicine to control your risk factors.

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)