Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 444.01
Saddle embolus of abdominal aorta
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 444.01 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 444.01 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 444.01 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM I74.01 Saddle embolus of abdominal aorta
Clinical Information
  • A condition caused by occlusion of terminal aorta, the primary branches of the abdominal aorta, as in aortoiliac obstruction. Leriche syndrome usually occurs in males and is characterized by impotence, absence of a pulse in the femoral arteries, weakness and numbness in the lower back, buttocks, hips, and lower limbs
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 444.01:
  • Embolism 444.9
    • saddle
      • abdominal aorta 444.01
      • pulmonary artery 415.13
  • Saddle
    • embolus
      • abdominal aorta 444.01
      • pulmonary artery 415.13
  • Thrombosis, thrombotic (marantic) (multiple) (progressive) (vein) (vessel) 453.9
    • aorta, aortic 444.1
      • abdominal 444.09
        • saddle 444.01
      • bifurcation 444.09
      • saddle 444.01
      • terminal 444.09
      • thoracic 444.1
      • valve - see Endocarditis, aortic
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