What ICD-10 Codes is Used for Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
The paroxysmal atrial tachycardia ICD-10 codes practitioners can use for coding, billing, and documentation are I47.1: Supraventricular Tachycardia and I47.9: Paroxysmal tachycardia, unspecified.
Note that you can only use I47.9 when the clinical information is unknown or unspecified.
Is the Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia ICD codes Billable?
Yes, I47.1: Supraventricular Tachycardia and I47.9: Paroxysmal tachycardia, unspecified, is billable.
- Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (PAT) is when one’s irregular heartbeat starts and ends abruptly. It’s a type of arrhythmia wherein the atria cause one’s heart to beat faster than normal. It’s also known as paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT).
- The leading causes of paroxysmal atrial tachycardia are heart disease/attack, alcohol, caffeine, specific medications, COPD, and electrolyte imbalances that may cause misfires in electrical signals from the atria.
- Symptoms of PAT are dizziness, palpitations, angina, lightheadedness, breathlessness, and fainting. Other symptoms dependent on age or severity are vomiting, rapid breathing, cardiac arrest, and unconsciousness.
- A practitioner will conduct a physical exam and check the electrical activity in the patient’s heart using an electrocardiogram (ECG) to diagnose paroxysmal atrial tachycardia. The patient may also ask the patient to wear a Holter monitor or ambulatory monitor to check their heart activity over a more extended period.
- Treatments for paroxysmal atrial tachycardia are medication, ablation, and lifestyle changes.
- Tachycardia, paroxysmal
- Paroxysmal tachycardia
- Incisional tachycardia
- Supraventricular tachycardia
- Atrial tachycardia