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ICD-10-CM Code I44
Atrioventricular and left bundle-branch block

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code I44 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the eight child codes of I44 that describes the diagnosis 'atrioventricular and left bundle-branch block' in more detail.

The ICD code I44 is used to code Heart block

Heart block is a disease or inherited condition that causes a fault within the heart's natural pacemaker due to some kind of obstruction (or "block") in the electrical conduction system of the heart. Despite the severe-sounding name, heart block may often cause no symptoms at all in some cases, or occasional missed heartbeats in other cases (which can cause lightheadedness, syncope (fainting), and palpitations), or may require an artificial pacemaker to be implanted, depending upon exactly where in the heart conduction is being impaired and how significantly it is affected.

Specialty: Cardiology
MeSH Code: D006327
ICD 9 Code: 426.9
Source: Wikipedia

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