ICD-10-CM Code E66.2
Morbid (severe) obesity with alveolar hypoventilation
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
E66.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of morbid (severe) obesity with alveolar hypoventilation. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code E662 is used to code Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (also known as Pickwickian syndrome) is a condition in which severely overweight people fail to breathe rapidly enough or deeply enough, resulting in low blood oxygen levels and high blood carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. Many people with this condition also frequently stop breathing altogether for short periods of time during sleep (obstructive sleep apnea), resulting in many partial awakenings during the night, which leads to continual sleepiness during the day. The disease puts strain on the heart, which eventually may lead to the symptoms of heart failure, such as leg swelling and various other related symptoms. The most effective treatment is weight loss, but it is often possible to relieve the symptoms by nocturnal ventilation with positive airway pressure (CPAP) or related methods.
|ICD 9 Code:||278.03|
Obesity hypoventilation syndrome often improves with positive airway pressure treatment administered overnight by a machine such as this device
Coding Notes for E66.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Pickwickian syndrome
- DRG Group #205-206 - Other respiratory system diagnoses with MCC.
- DRG Group #205-206 - Other respiratory system diagnoses without MCC.
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E66.2 - Morbid (severe) obesity with alveolar hypoventilation'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 278.03 was previously used, E66.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.