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ICD-10-CM Code R06
Abnormalities of breathing

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 R06 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of R06 that describes the diagnosis 'abnormalities of breathing' in more detail.

Coding Notes for R06 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."
Acute respiratory distress syndrome - instead, use Code J80
Respiratory arrest - instead, use code R09.2
Respiratory arrest of newborn - instead, use code P28.81
Respiratory distress syndrome of newborn - instead, use code P22.-
Respiratory failure - instead, use code J96.-
Respiratory failure of newborn - instead, use code P28.5

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