What history of brain aneurysm ICD codes can I use?
If you’re looking for history of brain aneurysm ICD codes but you’re having a hard time looking for one, that’s because there are no ICD-10 codes that specify the history of brain aneurysms in their names. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any! They’re just worded differently. Here are the two codes you can use for it:
- Z86.79 - Personal history of other diseases of the circulatory system
This ICD-10 code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to have a personal history of diseases (or problems) related to their circulatory system. Aneurysms are part of this ICD-10 code’s scope, so you may use this.
- Z82.49 - Family history of ischemic heart disease and other diseases of the circulatory system
This is similar to Item 1, but it’s for a family history this time. So, if your patient has a family history of brain aneurysms, then this ICD-10 code can be used.
These ICD-10 codes are unacceptable as principal diagnoses because they’re not used to diagnose brain aneurysms. These codes specify that the patient or their family has had a history of brain aneurysms.
Are these history of brain aneurysm ICD codes billable?
Yes. These histories of brain aneurysm-related ICD-10 codes are valid (in general, but not as principal diagnoses) and billable.
Clinical information about brain aneurysms:
Brain aneurysms (sometimes referred to by healthcare professionals as cerebral aneurysms) are tiny bulges found on the arteries of our brains, specifically the parts of the arteries that are considered “weak.” These bulges can exert pressure on brain tissue, which can lead to people having headaches, pain in the eyes, seizures, tingling or numbness in the head, and even vision problems.
If these aneurysms pop, well, that could spell death for the patient if not addressed immediately because it could lead to the following problems:
- Seizures (more than usual, if they’ve had seizures before it popped)
- Hemorrhages (hemorrhagic stroke or subarachnoid hemorrhage)
- Falling into a comatose state
- History of cerebral aneurysm
- History of cerebral hemorrhage
- History of nontraumatic ruptured cerebral aneurysm
- History of occlusion of cerebral artery
- History of occlusion of cerebral artery without cerebral infarction
- Family history of cerebral artery occlusion