ICD-10-CM Code I63.21
Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of vertebral arteries
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code I63.21 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of I63.21 that describes the diagnosis 'cerebral infrc due to unsp occls or stenosis of verteb art' in more detail.
- I63.21 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of vertebral arteries NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code I63 is used to code Cerebral infarction
A cerebral infarction is a type of ischemic stroke resulting from a blockage in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain. It can be atherothrombotic or embolic. Stroke caused by cerebral infarction should be distinguished from two other kinds of stroke: cerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. A cerebral infarction occurs when a blood vessel that supplies a part of the brain becomes blocked or leakage occurs outside the vessel walls. This loss of blood supply results in the death of tissue in that area. Cerebral infarctions vary in their severity with one third of the cases resulting in death.
|MeSH Codes:||D002544, D002544, D002544|
|ICD 9 Codes:||434.01, 434.11, 434.91|
CT scan slice of the brain showing a right-hemispheric cerebral infarct (left side of image).
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'I63.21 - Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of vertebral arteries'
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