What ICD-10 Codes are Used for Carotid Bruit CVA
There’s only one ICD-10 code commonly used for carotid bruit CVA by practitioners for billing, coding, documentation, etc., which is R09.89: Other specified symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems.
Practitioners can only use the code when a principal diagnosis has been established.
Is the Carotid Bruit CVA ICD code Billable?
Yes, the carotid bruit CVA ICD code, R09.89: Other specified symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems, is billable.
- Carotid bruit is the sound a practitioner hears when they listen to blood flow in a patient’s neck through a stethoscope. It indicates plaque buildup in the carotid arteries, increasing the patient’s risk of an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).
- It’s usually caused by plaque buildup (atherosclerosis), blood clots, and changes in blood vessel anatomy.
- If a practitioner hears a carotid bruit in a patient, they will most likely recommend treatments like medication, lifestyle changes, and carotid endarterectomy/angioplasty/stenting to lower one’s risk of stroke or TIA.
- Carotid bruit
- Carotid bruit present
- Carotid bruit absent
- Arterial bruit