Specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I50.9

Heart failure, unspecified

    2015 Billable Code

  • I50.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, I50.9 - and all other ICD-10-CM codes - should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of I50.9. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by the inability of the heart to pump blood at an adequate volume to meet tissue metabolic requirements, or, the ability to do so only at an elevation in the filling pressure.
  • A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (ventricular dysfunction), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as myocardial infarction.
  • Complication of heart diseases; defective cardiac filling and/or impaired contraction and emptying, resulting in the heart's inability to pump a sufficient amount of blood to meet the needs of the body tissues or to be able to do so only with an elevated filling pressure.
  • Failure of the heart to pump a sufficient amount of blood to meet the needs of the body tissues, resulting in tissue congestion and edema. Signs and symptoms include shortness of breath, pitting edema, enlarged tender liver, engorged neck veins, and pulmonary rales.
  • Heart failure accompanied by edema, such as swelling of the legs and ankles and congestion in the lungs.
  • Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood throughout the body. Heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It means that your heart is not able to pump blood the way it should. The weakening of the heart's pumping ability causes
    • blood and fluid to back up into the lungs
    • the buildup of fluid in the feet, ankles and legs - called edema
    • tiredness and shortness of breath
    the leading causes of heart failure are coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.treatment includes treating the underlying cause of your heart failure, medicines, and heart transplantation if other treatments fail.heart failure is a serious condition. About 5 million people in the United States Have heart failure. It contributes to 300,000 deaths each year.
  • Inability of the heart to pump blood at an adequate rate to fill tissue metabolic requirements or the ability to do so only at an elevated filling pressure.
  • Inability of the heart to pump blood at an adequate rate to meet tissue metabolic requirements or the ability to do so only at an elevated filling pressure.
  • Inability of the heart to pump blood at an adequate rate to meet tissue metabolic requirements. Clinical symptoms of heart failure include: unusual dyspnea on light exertion, recurrent dyspnea occurring in the supine position, fluid retention or rales, jugular venous distension, pulmonary edema on physical exam, or pulmonary edema on chest x-ray presumed to be cardiac dysfunction.
  • Weakness of the heart muscle that leads to a buildup of fluid in body tissues.
Applicable To
  • Biventricular (heart) failure NOS
  • Cardiac, heart or myocardial failure NOS
  • Congestive heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure NOS
  • Right ventricular failure (secondary to left heart failure)
Description Synonyms
  • Acute congestive heart failure
  • Acute on chronic congestive heart failure
  • At risk for congestive heart failure
  • Benign htn heart and ckd, 1 (gfr>=90), w chf
  • Benign htn heart and ckd, 2 (gfr60-89), w chf
  • Benign htn heart and ckd, 3 (gfr30-59), w chf
  • Benign htn heart and ckd, 4 (gfr15-29), w chf
  • Benign htn heart and ckd, esrd, w chf
  • Benign hypertensive heart and chronic renal disease stage 1 with congestive heart failure
  • Benign hypertensive heart and chronic renal disease stage 2 with congestive heart failure
  • Benign hypertensive heart and chronic renal disease stage 3 with congestive heart failure
  • Benign hypertensive heart and chronic renal disease stage 4 with congestive heart failure
  • Benign hypertensive heart and chronic renal disease stage 5 with congestive heart failure
  • Benign hypertensive heart and chronic renal disease with congestive heart failure
  • Benign hypertensive heart and CKD, ESRD, w CHF
  • Benign hypertensive heart and CKD, stage 1 (GFR >=90), w CHF
  • Benign hypertensive heart and CKD, stage 2 (GFR 60-89), w CHF
  • Benign hypertensive heart and CKD, stage 3 (GFR 30-59), w CHF
  • Benign hypertensive heart and CKD, stage 4 (GFR 15-29), w CHF
  • Benign hypertensive heart and CKD, stage 5 (GFR <15), w CHF
  • Benign hypertensive heart and CKD, w CHF
  • Benign hypertensive heart and end stage renal disease with congestive heart failure
  • Benign hypertensive heart disease with congestive heart failure
  • Benign hypertensive heart disease, w CHF
  • Chf
  • CHF (Congestive heart failure)
  • Chf (congestive heart failure) due to valvular disease
  • Chf (congestive heart failure), stage a
  • Chf (congestive heart failure), stage b
  • Chf (congestive heart failure), stage c
  • Chf (congestive heart failure), stage d
  • CHF due to valvular disease
  • CHF exacerbation
  • CHF following cardiac surgery, postop
  • CHF following non-cardiac surgery, postop
  • CHF w cardiomyopathy
  • CHF W right heart failure
  • CHF, acute
  • CHF, acute on chronic
  • CHF, chronic
  • CHF, stage A
  • CHF, stage B
  • CHF, stage C
  • CHF, stage D
  • Chronic congestive heart failure
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Congestive heart failure (chf)
  • Congestive heart failure (chf) exacerbation (flareup)
  • Congestive heart failure (chf) with cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive heart failure (chf), acute
  • Congestive heart failure (chf), chronic
  • Congestive heart failure as postoperative complication of cardiac surgery
  • Congestive heart failure as postoperative complication of non cardiac surgery
  • Congestive heart failure due to cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive heart failure due to valvular disease
  • Congestive heart failure stage B
  • Congestive heart failure stage C
  • Congestive heart failure stage D
  • Congestive heart failure with right heart failure
  • Congestive heart failure, chronic with acute flare up
  • Congestive left heart failure with right heart failure
  • Exacerbation of congestive heart failure
  • Heart failure
  • Heart failure left side with ejection fraction 31-40%
  • Heart failure w LVEF <=30%
  • Heart failure w LVEF >=50%
  • Heart failure w LVEF 31-40%
  • Heart failure w LVEF 41-49%
  • Heart failure with left ventricular ejection fraction 41-49 percent
  • Heart failure with left ventricular ejection fraction greater than or equal to 50 percent
  • Heart failure, high output
  • High output heart failure
  • Hypertensive chronic kidney disease, severe
  • Hypertensive heart AND chronic kidney disease on dialysis with congestive heart failure
  • Hypertensive heart AND chronic kidney disease stage 1 with congestive heart failure
  • Hypertensive heart AND chronic kidney disease stage 2 with congestive heart failure
  • Hypertensive heart AND chronic kidney disease stage 3 with congestive heart failure
  • Hypertensive heart AND chronic kidney disease stage 4 with congestive heart failure
  • Hypertensive heart AND chronic kidney disease stage 5 with congestive heart failure
  • Hypertensive heart AND chronic kidney disease with congestive heart failure
  • Hypertensive heart and CKD, ESRD on dialysis, w CHF
  • Hypertensive heart and CKD, stage 1 (GFR >= 90), w CHF
  • Hypertensive heart and CKD, stage 2 (GFR 60-89), w CHF
  • Hypertensive heart and CKD, stage 3 (GFR 30-59), w CHF
  • Hypertensive heart and CKD, stage 4 (GFR 15-29), w CHF
  • Hypertensive heart and CKD, stage 5 (GFR < 15), w CHF
  • Hypertensive heart and CKD, w CHF
  • Hypertensive heart and kidney disease
  • Hypertensive heart and kidney disease with chf
  • Hypertensive heart and kidney disease with congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Hypertensive heart disease with heart failure
  • Hypertensive heart disease, w CHF
  • Hypertensive heart failure
  • Hypertensive heart/kidney dis w/ congestive heart fail
  • Hypertensive kidney and heart disease
  • Hypertensive kidney and heart disease, on dialysis
  • Left heart failure
  • Left heart failure with left ejection fraction 30-40 percent
  • Left heart failure with left ejection fraction less than or equal to 30 percent
  • Low cardiac output syndrome
  • Malignant hypertensive heart and chronic renal disease with congestive heart failure
  • Malignant hypertensive heart and chronic renal disease, stage 5, with congestive heart failure
  • Malignant hypertensive heart and CKD, stage 5 (GFR <15), w CHF
  • Malignant hypertensive heart and CKD, w CHF
  • Malignant hypertensive heart and CKD, w ESRD, w CHF
  • Malignant hypertensive heart and end stage renal disease with congestive heart failure
  • Malignant hypertensive heart disease with congestive heart failure
  • Malignant hypertensive heart disease, w CHF
  • Right heart failure due to pulmonary HTN
  • Right heart failure due to pulmonary hypertension
Type 1 Excludes
ICD-10-CM I50.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 222 Cardiac defib implant with cardiac cath with ami/hf/shock with mcc
  • 223 Cardiac defib implant with cardiac cath with ami/hf/shock without mcc
  • 224 Cardiac defib implant with cardiac cath without ami/hf/shock with mcc
  • 225 Cardiac defib implant with cardiac cath without ami/hf/shock without mcc
  • 226 Cardiac defibrillator implant without cardiac cath with mcc
  • 227 Cardiac defibrillator implant without cardiac cath without mcc
  • 291 Heart failure & shock with mcc
  • 292 Heart failure & shock with cc
  • 293 Heart failure & shock without cc/mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert ICD-10-CM I50.9 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM I50.9: