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ICD-10-CM Code I71
Aortic aneurysm and dissection

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 I71 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of I71 that describes the diagnosis 'aortic aneurysm and dissection' in more detail.

The ICD code I71 is used to code Aortic aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is enlargement (dilation) of the aorta to greater than 1.5 times normal size. They usually cause no symptoms except when ruptured. Occasionally there may be abdominal, back or leg pain.

Specialty: Vascular Surgery
MeSH Code: D001014
ICD 9 Code: 441

CT reconstruction image of an abdominal aortic aneurysm

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for I71 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Aortic ectasia - instead, use code I77.81-
Syphilitic aortic aneurysm - instead, use code A52.01
Traumatic aortic aneurysm (S25.09, S35.09) - instead, use code S25.09

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