Valid for Submission
I70.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of atherosclerosis of aorta. The code I70.0 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code I70.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abdominal aortic atherosclerosis, aortic arch atherosclerosis, aortoiliac atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis of abdominal aorta, arteriosclerosis of aorta , arteriosclerosis of thoracic aorta, etc.
The code I70.0 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 through 124 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.
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 I70.0 are found in the index:
- - Arteriosclerosis, arteriosclerotic (diffuse) (obliterans) (of) (senile) (with calcification) - I70.90
- - aorta - I70.0
- - Atheroma, atheromatous - See Also: Arteriosclerosis; - I70.90
- - Stenosis, stenotic (cicatricial) - See Also: Stricture;
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Abdominal aortic atherosclerosis
- Aortic arch atherosclerosis
- Aortoiliac atherosclerosis
- Arteriosclerosis of abdominal aorta
- Arteriosclerosis of aorta
- Arteriosclerosis of thoracic aorta
- Atherosclerosis of aorta
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
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
- Coronary artery disease. These arteries supply blood to your heart. When they are blocked, you can suffer angina or a heart attack.
- Carotid artery disease. These arteries supply blood to your brain. When they are blocked you can suffer a stroke.
- Peripheral arterial disease. These arteries are in your arms, legs and pelvis. When they are blocked, you can suffer from numbness, pain and sometimes infections.
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
- Angioplasty and stent placement - peripheral arteries (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Arteriogram (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Doppler ultrasound exam of an arm or leg (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Extremity angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hardening of the arteries (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Magnetic resonance angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)
- What Is Atherosclerosis? - NIH (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
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