2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I70.0

Atherosclerosis of aorta

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
  • I70.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM I70.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of I70.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 I70.0 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • I70.0 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
The following code(s) above I70.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to I70.0:
  • I00-I99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range I00-I99

    Diseases of the circulatory system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    • systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
    • transient cerebral ischemic attacks and related syndromes (G45.-)
    Diseases of the circulatory system
  • I70
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I70

    Atherosclerosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • arteriolosclerosis
    • arterial degeneration
    • arteriosclerosis
    • arteriosclerotic vascular disease
    • arteriovascular degeneration
    • atheroma
    • endarteritis deformans or obliterans
    • senile arteritis
    • senile endarteritis
    • vascular degeneration
    Type 2 Excludes
    • arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease (I25.1-)
    • arteriosclerotic heart disease (I25.1-)
    • atheroembolism (I75.-)
    • cerebral atherosclerosis (I67.2)
    • coronary atherosclerosis (I25.1-)
    • mesenteric atherosclerosis (K55.1)
    • precerebral atherosclerosis (I67.2)
    • primary pulmonary atherosclerosis (I27.0)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    Atherosclerosis
ICD-10-CM I70.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 299 Peripheral vascular disorders with mcc
  • 300 Peripheral vascular disorders with cc
  • 301 Peripheral vascular disorders without cc/mcc

Convert I70.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to I70.0:
  • Aortitis (nonsyphilitic) (calcific) I77.6
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I77.6

    Arteritis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Aortitis NOS
    • Endarteritis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • arteriosclerotic I70.0
  • Arteriosclerosis, arteriosclerotic (diffuse) (obliterans) (of) (senile) (with calcification) I70.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I70.90

    Unspecified atherosclerosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
    • aorta I70.0
  • Atheroma, atheromatous I70.90
    - see also Arteriosclerosis
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I70.90

    Unspecified atherosclerosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
  • Calcification
    • aorta I70.0
  • Degeneration, degenerative
  • Sclerosis, sclerotic
  • Stenosis, stenotic (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
    • aorta (ascending) (supraventricular) (congenital) Q25.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q25.1

      Coarctation of aorta

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Coarctation of aorta (preductal) (postductal)
      • Stenosis of aorta
      • arteriosclerotic I70.0
      • calcified I70.0
  • Stricture - see also Stenosis
    • aorta (ascending) (congenital) Q25.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q25.1

      Coarctation of aorta

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Coarctation of aorta (preductal) (postductal)
      • Stenosis of aorta
      • arteriosclerotic I70.0
      • calcified I70.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To I70.0
I69.964 …… affecting left non-dominant side
I69.965 …… bilateral
I69.969 …… affecting unspecified side
I69.99 Other sequelae of unspecified cerebrovascular disease
I69.990 Apraxia following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
I69.991 Dysphagia following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
I69.992 Facial weakness following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
I69.993 Ataxia following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
I69.998 Other sequelae following unspecified cerebrovascular disease
I70 Atherosclerosis
I70.0 Atherosclerosis of aorta
I70.1 Atherosclerosis of renal artery
I70.2 Atherosclerosis of native arteries of the extremities
I70.20 Unspecified atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities
I70.201 …… right leg
I70.202 …… left leg
I70.203 …… bilateral legs
I70.208 …… other extremity
I70.209 …… unspecified extremity
I70.21 Atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities with intermittent claudication
I70.211 …… right leg

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.