2021 ICD-10-CM Code I70

Atherosclerosis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

I70 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of atherosclerosis. 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:I70
Short Description:Atherosclerosis
Long Description:Atherosclerosis

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Atherosclerosis

Non-specific codes like I70 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 atherosclerosis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I70.0 for Atherosclerosis of aorta
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I70.1 for Atherosclerosis of renal artery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.2 for Atherosclerosis of native arteries of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.20 for Unspecified atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.21 for Atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities with intermittent claudication
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.22 for Atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities with rest pain
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.23 for Atherosclerosis of native arteries of right leg with ulceration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.24 for Atherosclerosis of native arteries of left leg with ulceration
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I70.25 for Atherosclerosis of native arteries of other extremities with ulceration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.26 for Atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities with gangrene
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.29 for Other atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.3 for Atherosclerosis of unspecified type of bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.30 for Unspecified atherosclerosis of unspecified type of bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.31 for Atherosclerosis of unspecified type of bypass graft(s) of the extremities with intermittent claudication
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.32 for Atherosclerosis of unspecified type of bypass graft(s) of the extremities with rest pain
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.33 for Atherosclerosis of unspecified type of bypass graft(s) of the right leg with ulceration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.34 for Atherosclerosis of unspecified type of bypass graft(s) of the left leg with ulceration
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I70.35 for Atherosclerosis of unspecified type of bypass graft(s) of other extremity with ulceration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.36 for Atherosclerosis of unspecified type of bypass graft(s) of the extremities with gangrene
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.39 for Other atherosclerosis of unspecified type of bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.4 for Atherosclerosis of autologous vein bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.40 for Unspecified atherosclerosis of autologous vein bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.41 for Atherosclerosis of autologous vein bypass graft(s) of the extremities with intermittent claudication
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.42 for Atherosclerosis of autologous vein bypass graft(s) of the extremities with rest pain
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.43 for Atherosclerosis of autologous vein bypass graft(s) of the right leg with ulceration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.44 for Atherosclerosis of autologous vein bypass graft(s) of the left leg with ulceration
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I70.45 for Atherosclerosis of autologous vein bypass graft(s) of other extremity with ulceration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.46 for Atherosclerosis of autologous vein bypass graft(s) of the extremities with gangrene
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.49 for Other atherosclerosis of autologous vein bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.5 for Atherosclerosis of nonautologous biological bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.50 for Unspecified atherosclerosis of nonautologous biological bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.51 for Atherosclerosis of nonautologous biological bypass graft(s) of the extremities intermittent claudication
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.52 for Atherosclerosis of nonautologous biological bypass graft(s) of the extremities with rest pain
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.53 for Atherosclerosis of nonautologous biological bypass graft(s) of the right leg with ulceration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.54 for Atherosclerosis of nonautologous biological bypass graft(s) of the left leg with ulceration
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I70.55 for Atherosclerosis of nonautologous biological bypass graft(s) of other extremity with ulceration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.56 for Atherosclerosis of nonautologous biological bypass graft(s) of the extremities with gangrene
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.59 for Other atherosclerosis of nonautologous biological bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.6 for Atherosclerosis of nonbiological bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.60 for Unspecified atherosclerosis of nonbiological bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.61 for Atherosclerosis of nonbiological bypass graft(s) of the extremities with intermittent claudication
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.62 for Atherosclerosis of nonbiological bypass graft(s) of the extremities with rest pain
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.63 for Atherosclerosis of nonbiological bypass graft(s) of the right leg with ulceration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.64 for Atherosclerosis of nonbiological bypass graft(s) of the left leg with ulceration
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I70.65 for Atherosclerosis of nonbiological bypass graft(s) of other extremity with ulceration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.66 for Atherosclerosis of nonbiological bypass graft(s) of the extremities with gangrene
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.69 for Other atherosclerosis of nonbiological bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.7 for Atherosclerosis of other type of bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.70 for Unspecified atherosclerosis of other type of bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.71 for Atherosclerosis of other type of bypass graft(s) of the extremities with intermittent claudication
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.72 for Atherosclerosis of other type of bypass graft(s) of the extremities with rest pain
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.73 for Atherosclerosis of other type of bypass graft(s) of the right leg with ulceration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.74 for Atherosclerosis of other type of bypass graft(s) of the left leg with ulceration
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I70.75 for Atherosclerosis of other type of bypass graft(s) of other extremity with ulceration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.76 for Atherosclerosis of other type of bypass graft(s) of the extremities with gangrene
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.79 for Other atherosclerosis of other type of bypass graft(s) of the extremities
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I70.8 for Atherosclerosis of other arteries
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I70.9 for Other and unspecified atherosclerosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I70.90 for Unspecified atherosclerosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I70.91 for Generalized atherosclerosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I70.92 for Chronic total occlusion of artery of the extremities

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 I70:


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 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


Atherosclerosis

Also called: Arteriosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Plaque is a sticky substance made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. Over time, plaque hardens and narrows your arteries. That limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your body.

Atherosclerosis can lead to serious problems, including

Atherosclerosis usually doesn't cause symptoms until it severely narrows or totally blocks an artery. Many people don't know they have it until they have a medical emergency.

A physical exam, imaging, and other diagnostic tests can tell if you have it. Medicines can slow the progress of plaque buildup. Your doctor may also recommend procedures such as angioplasty to open the arteries, or surgery on the coronary or carotid arteries. Lifestyle changes can also help. These include following a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, and managing stress.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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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)