ICD-10-CM Code R05
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
R05 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of cough. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code R05 is used to code Cough
A cough is a sudden and often repetitively occurring reflex which helps to clear the large breathing passages from secretions, irritants, foreign particles and microbes. The cough reflex consists of three phases: an inhalation, a forced exhalation against a closed glottis, and a violent release of air from the lungs following opening of the glottis, usually accompanied by a distinctive sound. Coughing is either voluntary or involuntary.
|ICD 9 Code:||786.2|
A young boy coughing due to pertussis causing whooping cough.
Coding Notes for R05 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
- DRG Group #204 - Respiratory signs and symptoms.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R05 - Cough'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R05. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
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 786.2 was previously used, R05 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.