NICM ICD-10-CM Codes

Familiarize yourself with the ICD-10 Codes for NICM and its clinical description, billability, synonyms, etc.

By Alex King on Jun 16, 2024.

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NICM ICD-10-CM Codes

What ICD-10 Codes are Used for NICM 

The most accurate ICD 10 Code for NICM or Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy practitioners can use for coding, documentation, billing, etc., is I42.8: Other cardiomyopathies. 

Is the NICM ICD code billable?

Yes, the NICM ICD code, I42.8: Other cardiomyopathies, is billable. 

Clinical Information

  • All causes of decreased heart function, excluding ones because of blockages in the heart’s arteries or heart attacks, are generally called Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy. 
  • Common causes of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy are drug/inflammation/autoimmune reactions, viral infections, infiltrative processes. And those who are at risk of NICM are those who are obese, have diabetes, have coronary heart disease, experienced a heart attack, have high blood pressure, and have a family history of cardiomyopathy. 
  • Common signs and symptoms of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy are fainting, palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, and swelling of the feet and ankles. 
  • To diagnose, a practitioner will have the patient undergo three tests: echocardiogram, an angiogram, and a stress test. 
  • Treatment varies and depends on the heart damage and symptoms. However, common treatments are medication and lifestyle changes. 

Synonyms Include:

  • Nonischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated, non-ischemic cardiomyopathy
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Commonly asked questions

When to use a NICM ICD code?

You can use the NICM ICD-10 code once you’ve finalized the diagnosis with tests and examinations.

Is the NICM diagnosis billable?

Yes, the NICM diagnosis code is billable. 

What are the common treatments for NICM?

NICM’s common treatments are lifestyle changes and medication. A practitioner may also have the patient use implanted devices. 

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