ICD-10-CM Code I42.6
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
I42.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of alcoholic cardiomyopathy. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code I426 is used to code Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is a disease in which the chronic long-term abuse of alcohol (i.e. ethanol) leads to heart failure. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is a type of dilated cardiomyopathy. Due to the direct toxic effects of alcohol on heart muscle, the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently, leading to heart failure. It can affect other parts of the body if the heart failure is severe. It is most common in males between the ages of 35-50.
|ICD 9 Code:||425.5|
Coding Notes for I42.6 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Also Note:
Code AlsoA Code Also note indicates that two or more codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but the order of codes is at the coder's discretion. Code order depends on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
- Presence of alcoholism See code F10.-
- DRG Group #314-316 - Other circulatory system diagnoses with MCC.
- DRG Group #314-316 - Other circulatory system diagnoses with CC.
- DRG Group #314-316 - Other circulatory system diagnoses without CC or MCC.
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'I42.6 - Alcoholic cardiomyopathy'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 425.5 was previously used, I42.6 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.