ICD-10-CM Code J96
Respiratory failure, not elsewhere classified
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code J96 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of J96 that describes the diagnosis 'respiratory failure, not elsewhere classified' in more detail.
- J96 Respiratory failure, not elsewhere classified NON-BILLABLE
- J96.0 NON-BILLABLE
- J96.1 NON-BILLABLE
- J96.2 NON-BILLABLE
- J96.9 Respiratory failure, NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code J96 is used to code Hypoxia (medical)
Hypoxia (also known as hypoxiation) is a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. Hypoxia may be classified as either generalized, affecting the whole body, or local, affecting a region of the body. Although hypoxia is often a pathological condition, variations in arterial oxygen concentrations can be part of the normal physiology, for example, during hypoventilation training or strenuous physical exercise.
|ICD 9 Code:||799.02|
Cyanosis of the hand in someone with low oxygen saturations
Coding Notes for J96 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome - instead, use Code J80
- Cardiorespiratory failure - instead, use code R09.2
- Newborn respiratory distress syndrome - instead, use code P22.0
- Postprocedural respiratory failure - instead, use code J95.82-
- Respiratory arrest - instead, use code R09.2
- Respiratory arrest of newborn - instead, use code P28.81
- Respiratory failure of newborn - instead, use code P28.5