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ICD-10-CM Code E87
Other disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code E87 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of E87 that describes the diagnosis 'other disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance' in more detail.

The ICD code E87 is used to code Water-electrolyte imbalance

Electrolytes play a vital role in maintaining homeostasis within the body. They help to regulate heart and neurological function, fluid balance, oxygen delivery, acid-base balance and much more. Electrolyte imbalances can develop by the following mechanisms: excessive ingestion; diminished elimination of an electrolyte; diminished ingestion or excessive elimination of an electrolyte. The most common cause of electrolyte disturbances is kidney failure.

Specialty: Endocrinology
MeSH Code: D014883
ICD 9 Code: 276
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for E87 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Diabetes insipidus - instead, use code E23.2
Electrolyte imbalance associated with hyperemesis gravidarum - instead, use code O21.1
Electrolyte imbalance following ectopic or molar pregnancy - instead, use code O08.5
Familial periodic paralysis - instead, use code G72.3

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E87 - Other disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code E87. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

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