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Aortic Aneurysm G039
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Current RMA Instruments:
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||9 of 2012|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||10 of 2012|
Changes from Previous Instruments:
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 441.1 – 441.9
- ICD-10-AM Codes: I71.1 – I71.6, I71.8, I71.9
Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP? – No.
Are there sub-factors that require specific information? – No.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
- Ruptured aortic aneurysm
Conditions not covered by SOP
- Dissection of the aorta, ICD code 441.0 (see comments below)
- False (pseudo) aneurysm of the aorta, ICD code 901.0, 902,0, 440.0 (see comments below)
If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then:
- seek medical officer advice about further investigation, or;
- generate a diagnostic report, or;
- re-encode the condition, if appropriate.
The following investigations may be useful in establishing the diagnosis.
- Report from treating doctor
- Report of CT scan, MRI, Ultrasound or X-ray of abdomen
- True aortic aneurysm – involves bulging of all three layers of the aortic wall.
- Dissecting aortic aneurysm – involves separation of the layers of the aortic wall,allowing blood to leak between the layers.
- Pseudo or false aortic aneurysm - blood leaks out of the aorta but is confined next to the vessel by surrounding tissue. Due to trauma, atherosclerosis or infection.