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394.x-398.x and 424.x: Clarify the Role of ‘Rheumatic’

Posted on 13. Jul, 2011 by in Toolkit

Use this cheat sheet to aid your non-congenital valve disorder coding

 

Code Descriptor Role of ‘Rheumatic’ 
MITRAL VALVE ONLY 
394.0  Mitral stenosis  Use if specified as rheumatic or unspecified. If specified as non-rheumatic, use 424.0. 
394.1 Rheumatic mitral insufficiency Specific to rheumatic cases. For others, use 424.0.
394.2 Mitral stenosis with insufficiency Use if specified as rheumatic or unspecified. If specified as non-rheumatic, use 424.0.
394.9 Other and unspecified mitral valve disease Use if specified as rheumatic or unspecified. If specified as non-rheumatic, use 424.0.
424.0 Mitral valve disorders Use if specified

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