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ICD-10-CM Code J96.91
Respiratory failure, unspecified with hypoxia

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

J96.91 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of respiratory failure, unspecified with hypoxia. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

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.

Specialty: Pulmonology, Toxicology
MeSH Code: D000860
ICD 9 Code: 799.02

Cyanosis of the hand in someone with low oxygen saturations

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #189 - Pulmonary edema and respiratory failure.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J96.91 - Respiratory failure, unspecified with hypoxia'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J96.91. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Acute respiratory failure (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code J96.91 and a single ICD9 code, 518.81 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: J96.9 - Respiratory failure, unspecified

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