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ICD-10-CM Code M31.6
Other giant cell arteritis

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

M31.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other giant cell arteritis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code M316 is used to code Giant-cell arteritis

Giant-cell arteritis (GCA or temporal arteritis or cranial arteritis) or Horton disease is an inflammatory disease of blood vessels most commonly involving large and medium arteries of the head, predominantly the branches of the external carotid artery. The most serious complication is occlusion of the ophthalmic artery, which is a branch of the internal carotid. It can create a medical emergency which can cause irreversible ischemia and blindness if not treated promptly. GCA is treated with glucocorticoids (steroids), which reduce the inflammation and prevent occlusion. No other drugs are effective or contribute to the effect of glucocorticoids.

Specialty: Rheumatology
MeSH Code: D013700
ICD 9 Code: 446.5

The arteries of the face and scalp.

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #545-547 - Connective tissue disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #545-547 - Connective tissue disorders with CC.
  • DRG Group #545-547 - Connective tissue disorders without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Cerebral arteritis in giant cell arteritis (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M31.6 - Other giant cell arteritis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M31.6. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Giant cell arteritis (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code M31.6 and a single ICD9 code, 446.5 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: M31 - Other necrotizing vasculopathies

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