2021 ICD-10-CM Code I78

Diseases of capillaries

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

I78 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of diseases of capillaries. 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:I78
Short Description:Diseases of capillaries
Long Description:Diseases of capillaries

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Diseases of capillaries

Non-specific codes like I78 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 diseases of capillaries:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I78.0 for Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I78.1 for Nevus, non-neoplastic
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I78.8 for Other diseases of capillaries
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I78.9 for Disease of capillaries, unspecified

Information for Patients


Vascular Diseases

What are vascular diseases?

Your vascular system is your body's network of blood vessels. It includes your

Vascular diseases are conditions which affect your vascular system. They are common and can be serious. Some types include

What causes vascular diseases?

The causes of vascular diseases depend on the specific disease. These causes include

Sometimes the cause is unknown.

Who is at risk for vascular diseases?

The risk factors for vascular diseases can vary, depending on the specific disease. But some of the more common risk factors include

What are the symptoms of vascular diseases?

The symptoms for each disease are different.

How are vascular diseases diagnosed?

To make a diagnosis, your health care provider will do a physical exam and ask about your symptoms and medical history. You may have imaging tests and/or blood tests.

How are vascular diseases treated?

Which treatment you get depends on which vascular disease you have and how severe it is. Types of treatments for vascular diseases include

Can vascular diseases be prevented?

There are steps you can take to help prevent vascular diseases:


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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)