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Code: I61.3
Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage in brain stem
Parent Code Notes: I61
Excludes2: sequelae of intracerebral hemorrhage (I69.1-)

Block Notes
Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)
Use additional code to identify presence of:
alcohol abuse and dependence (F10.-)
exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
hypertension (I10-I15)
occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
tobacco dependence (F17.-)
tobacco use (Z72.0)
Excludes 1: traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (S06.-)

Coding Guidelines
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99)
Excludes 2: certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
neoplasms (C00-D49)
symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
transient cerebral ischemic attacks and related syndromes (G45.-)


Cary, NC
Best answers
The patient I reviewed was diagnosed with an acute left pontine stroke. I wanted to verify that ICD-10 code I61.3 Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage in brain stem is the most accurate code to report. Does anyone have other suggestions?