Cardiology Coding Alert


Analyze Aneurysm ICD-9 Code

Question: Which ICD9 codes should I report for atrial septal aneurysm?

California Subscriber

Answer: The proper ICD9 414.10 (Aneurysm of heart [wall]).

An atrial septal aneurysm involves bulging in the wall between the atria.

Term tip: You might also see it called aneurysm of septum secundum or aneurysm of septum primum.

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