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ICD-10-CM Code Q27.3
Arteriovenous malformation (peripheral)

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 Q27.3 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of Q27.3 that describes the diagnosis 'arteriovenous malformation (peripheral)' in more detail.

The ICD code Q273 is used to code Arteriovenous malformation

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins, bypassing the capillary system. This vascular anomaly is widely known because of its occurrence in the central nervous system, but can appear in any location. Although many AVMs are asymptomatic, they can cause intense pain or bleeding or lead to other serious medical problems.

Specialty: Neurosurgery
MeSH Codes: D001165, D001165
ICD 9 Codes: 747.6, 747.81

Micrograph of an arteriovenous malformation in the brain. HPS stain.

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Coding Notes for Q27.3 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Arteriovenous aneurysm
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."
Acquired arteriovenous aneurysm - instead, use code I77.0
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Arteriovenous malformation of cerebral vessels - instead, use code Q28.2
Arteriovenous malformation of precerebral vessels - instead, use code Q28.0

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Cerebral-retinal arteriovenous aneurysm (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Q27.3 - Arteriovenous malformation (peripheral)'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Q27.3. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: Q27 - Other congenital malformations of peripheral vascular system

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