2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I72.6

Aneurysm of vertebral artery

    2017 - New Code 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • I72.6 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 I72.6 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of I72.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 I72.6 may differ.
Type 2 Excludes
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A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (I72.6) and the excluded code together.
  • dissection of vertebral artery (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I77.74

    Dissection of vertebral artery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • aneurysm of vertebral artery (I72.6)
    I77.74
    )
The following code(s) above I72.6 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 I72.6:
  • 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
  • I72
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I72

    Other aneurysm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • aneurysm (cirsoid) (false) (ruptured)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acquired aneurysm (I77.0)
    • aneurysm (of) aorta (I71.-)
    • aneurysm (of) arteriovenous NOS (Q27.3-)
    • carotid artery dissection (I77.71)
    • cerebral (nonruptured) aneurysm (I67.1)
    • coronary aneurysm (I25.4)
    • coronary artery dissection (I25.42)
    • dissection of artery NEC (I77.79)
    • dissection of precerebral artery, congenital (nonruptured) (Q28.1)
    • heart aneurysm (I25.3)
    • iliac artery dissection (I77.72)
    • precerebral artery, congential (nonruptured) (Q28.1)
    • pulmonary artery aneurysm (I28.1)
    • renal artery dissection (I77.73)
    • retinal aneurysm (H35.0)
    • ruptured cerebral aneurysm (I60.7)
    • varicose aneurysm (I77.0)
    • vertebral artery dissection (I77.74)
    Other aneurysm
ICD-10-CM I72.6 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

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Code History
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): New code
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to I72.6:
  • Type 2 Excludes: I72.5
    , I77.74
    , I77.75
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I72.5

    Aneurysm of other precerebral arteries

      2017 - New Code 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Aneurysm of basilar artery (trunk)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • aneurysm of carotid artery (I72.0)
    • aneurysm of vertebral artery (I72.6)
    • dissection of carotid artery (I77.71)
    • dissection of other precerebral arteries (I77.75)
    • dissection of vertebral artery (I77.74)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I77.74

    Dissection of vertebral artery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • aneurysm of vertebral artery (I72.6)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I77.75

    Dissection of other precerebral arteries

      2017 - New Code 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Dissection of basilar artery (trunk)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • aneurysm of carotid artery (I72.0)
    • aneurysm of other precerebral arteries (I72.5)
    • aneurysm of vertebral artery (I72.6)
    • dissection of carotid artery (I77.71)
    • dissection of vertebral artery (I77.74)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to I72.6:
  • Aneurysm (anastomotic) (artery) (cirsoid) (diffuse) (false) (fusiform) (multiple) (saccular) I72.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I72.9

    Aneurysm of unspecified site

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • vertebral artery I72.6

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To I72.6
I71.6 Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, without rupture
I71.8 Aortic aneurysm of unspecified site, ruptured
I71.9 Aortic aneurysm of unspecified site, without rupture
I72 Other aneurysm
I72.0 Aneurysm of carotid artery
I72.1 Aneurysm of artery of upper extremity
I72.2 Aneurysm of renal artery
I72.3 Aneurysm of iliac artery
I72.4 Aneurysm of artery of lower extremity
I72.5 Aneurysm of other precerebral arteries
I72.6 Aneurysm of vertebral artery
I72.8 Aneurysm of other specified arteries
I72.9 Aneurysm of unspecified site
I73 Other peripheral vascular diseases
I73.0 Raynaud's syndrome
I73.00 …… without gangrene
I73.01 …… with gangrene
I73.1 Thromboangiitis obliterans [Buerger's disease]
I73.8 Other specified peripheral vascular diseases
I73.81 Erythromelalgia
I73.89 Other specified peripheral vascular diseases

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