ICD9 Codes for Long Term Care


I was wondering if anyone has an up to date cheat sheet for ICD9 codes that are most frequently used in Long Term Care? I would be very appreciative!


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I have compiled a list over the last couple years of ICD9 codes and the definitions for the Diagnosis. Here it is....

Common DX definition list:

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction (410.41): interruption of blood supply to a part of the heart (heart attack)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease (331.0): loss of cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging
  • Aphasia (784.3): an acquired language disorder in which there is an impairment of any language modality and may include difficulty in producing or comprehending spoken or written language
  • Anemia (285.9): a decrease in normal number of red blood cells
  • Anxiety (300.00): multisystem response to a perceived threat or danger
  • Aplastic Anemia (284.8): a decrease in normal number of red blood cells
  • Asthma (493.20): chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, airflow obstruction, and bronchospasms
  • Atrial Fibrillation (427.31): abnormal heart rhythm
  • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia ( 600.0): increase in size of the prostate in middle-aged and elderly men
  • Bipolar Disorder ( 296.80): mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels, cognition, and mood with or without one or more depressive episodes
  • Bone and Cartilage Disease NOS (733.90)
  • Status Cardiac Pacemaker (V45.01)
  • Cataract (366.9): clouding that develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope causing near sightedness and eventually blindness if untreated
  • Unspecified Constipation (564.00): infrequent hard to pass bowel movements
  • Cellulitis (682.6): skin infection caused by bacteria causing the area to be red, hot, and tender
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (436): loss of brain functions due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain, caused by a blocked or burst blood vessel
  • Cerebrovascular Disease (438.9): brain dysfunctions related to disease of the blood vessels supplying the brain with hypertension being the most common cause
  • Chronic Airway Obstruction (493): pulmonary disorder in which the upper or lower air way has a long standing history of becoming obstructed.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease NOS (585.9): slow loss of kidney function over time
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Stage III (585.3): slow loss of kidney function over time
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) (428.0): condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to the body's other organs
  • Constipation (564.09): infrequent hard to pass bowel movements
  • COPD (491.21): narrowing of the airway which causes limitations on the amount of airflow to and from the lungs causing shortness of breath
  • Coronary Artery Disease (414.9): accumulation of plaque within the walls of the coronary arteries
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis (414.0): coronary artery wall thickens as a result of a build up of fatty materials such as cholesterol
  • Decubitus Ulcer of Lower Back (707.00): lesions caused by many factors to any part of the body, especially portions over bony or cartilaginous areas
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (453.40): formation of a blood clot within a deep vein
  • Dementia (290.40): loss of cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging
  • Depressive Disorder (311): feelings of sadness, helplessness, or hopelessness
  • Diabetes Mellitus II (250.00): high blood sugar, either because the body doesn't produce enough insulin, or because cells don't respond to the insulin that is produced
  • Diverticulitis: develops from diverticulosis, which involves the formation of pouches on the outside of the colon. Diverticulitis results if one of these diverticula becomes inflamedDysphagia (787.2): difficulty in swallowing
  • Dysphagia (787.2): Difficulty swallowing
  • Edema (782.3): abnormal accumulation of fluid beneath the skin or in one or more cavities of the body
  • Esophagitis (530.10): inflammation of the esophagus as a result of gastrointestinal reflux
  • Gastritis (535.50): inflammation of the lining of the stomach

  • GERD (530.81): chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux of stomach acid to the esophagus
  • Glaucoma (365.9): disease in which the optic nerve is damaged, leading to progressive, irreversible loss of vision
  • Gout (274.9): acute inflammatory arthritis causing a red, tender, hot, swollen joint
  • Hallucinations (780.1): Illusions which involves distorted or misinterpreted real perception
  • Hearing Loss (389.9): unable to detect or perceive at least some frequencies of sound which can typically be heard by others
  • Hematuria (599.7): presence of blood in the urine
  • Hemiparesis (438.20): weakness on one side of the body
  • Hemiplegia (438.20): limbs on one side of the body have severe weakness as a result of an illness or stroke
  • Hepatitis (573.3): inflammation of the liver leading to jaundice, anorexia, malaise, ect.
  • Hospice Care (V66.7): special care for people who are near the end of life
  • Hypercholesterolemia (272.0): presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood
  • Hyperlipidemia (272.4): the presence of raised or abnormal levels of any or all fatty molecules in the blood
  • Hyperplasia of Prostate (600): increase in size of the prostate in middle-aged and elderly men
  • Hypertension (401.9): high blood pressure
  • Hyponatremia (276.1): an electrolyte disturbance in which the sodium concentration in the serum is lower than normal
  • Hypopotassemia (276.8): potassium deficiency
  • Hypothyroidism (244.9): insufficient production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland
  • Intestinal Obstruction (560.9): partial or complete blockage of the bowel that results in the failure of the intestinal contents to pass through
  • Lupus (695.4): the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage
  • Macular Degeneration of Retina (362.50): loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula) because of damage to the retina
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Breast (174.9): a group of cancer cells found in the breast
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Colon (153.9): a group of cancer cells found in the colon Morbid Obesity (278.01): excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health
  • Orthostatic Hypotension (458.0): rapid decrease in blood pressure when the individual stands up
  • Neurogenic Bladder (344.61): dysfunction of the urinary bladder due to disease of the central nervous system or peripheral nerves involved in the control of urination
  • Obesity (278.00): excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health
  • Osteoarthrosis (715.90): degradation of joints, including articular cartilage and subchondral bone causing pain, tenderness, stiffness, and sometimes effusion
  • Osteoporosis (733.00): reduced bone mineral density
  • Paralysis Agitans (332.0): chronic affection of the nervous system characterized as muscular weakness , trembling, and rigidity
  • Paranoid State (297.9): gradual development of an elaborate and complex delusional system, usually involving persecutory or grandiose delusions with few other signs of personality or thought disturbance
  • Paritoneal Abcess (567.22): a collection of pus in any part of the body that, in most cases, causes swelling and inflammation around it
  • Parkinson’s Disease (332.0): degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer's motor skills, speech, and other functions
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (443.9): obstruction of large arteries in the arms and legs causing pain, weakness, numbness, or cramping in muscles due to decreased blood flow
  • Persistent Mental Disorder (294.8): a psychological or behavioral pattern associated with distress or disability that occurs in an individual and is not a part of normal development or culture
  • Pressure Ulcer Stage IV: full tissue thickness loss
  • Protein-Cal Malnutrition (263.9): a form of malnutrition where there is inadequate protein intake
  • Pseudo Gout of Knee and Elbow (712.38): accumulation of crystals of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate in the connective tissues causing pain and tenderness
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis (516.31): formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue(fibrosis) in the lungs
  • Renal Failure: loss of kidney function
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (714.0): inflammatory disorder that may affect many tissues and organs, but principally attacks synovial joints
  • Schizo-affective Disorder (295.70): mental condition that causes both a loss of contact with reality (psychosis) and mood problems
  • Seizure Disorder (780.39): abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain
  • Senile Dementia (290.0): loss of cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired
  • Sleep Apnea (770.81): sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Speech Disturbance (784.5): a type of communication disorders where ‘normal’ speech is disrupted
  • History of Stroke (V12.54): when blood flow to a part of the brain stops
  • Transient Cerebral Ischemia (435.9): change in blood supply to the cerebrum, resulting in brief neurological dysfunction that persists
  • Unspecified Urinary Incontinence (788.30): involuntary leakage of urine
  • Urinary Obstruction (599.60): blockage in the urinary tract
  • Vascular Dementia (290.40): loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases ie. Stroke

Specializes in LTC and MDS. Has 16 years experience.

Thanks you so much for sharing! I knew with all of the MDS Coordinators out there that surely someone had one to share. I really appreciate it.


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