ICD-10-CM Code I70.9
Other and unspecified atherosclerosis
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 I70.9 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of I70.9 that describes the diagnosis 'other and unspecified atherosclerosis' in more detail.
- I70.9 Other and unspecified atherosclerosis NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code I709 is used to code Atheroma
An atheroma is an accumulation of degenerative material in the tunica intima (inner layer) of artery walls. The material consists of (mostly) macrophage cells, or debris, containing lipids (cholesterol and fatty acids), calcium and a variable amount of fibrous connective tissue. The accumulated material forms a swelling in the artery wall, which may intrude into the channel of the artery, narrowing it and restricting blood flow. Atheroma occurs in atherosclerosis, which is one of the three subtypes of arteriosclerosis (which are atherosclerosis, Monckeberg's arteriosclerosis and arteriolosclerosis).
|ICD 9 Code:||440|
Atherosclerotic plaque from a carotid endarterectomy specimen. This shows the bifurcation of the common into the internal and external carotid arteries.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'I70.9 - Other and unspecified atherosclerosis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code I70.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.