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ICD-10-CM Code R06.0

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 R06.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of R06.0 that describes the diagnosis 'dyspnea' in more detail.

The ICD code R060 is used to code Dyspnea

Dyspnea, dyspnoea, shortness of breath, or breathlessness is the feeling or feelings associated with impaired breathing. The American Thoracic Society defines it as "a subjective experience of breathing discomfort that consists of qualitatively distinct sensations that vary in intensity," and recommends evaluating dyspnea by assessing the intensity of the distinct sensations, the degree of distress involved, and its burden or impact on activities of daily living. Distinct sensations include effort/work, chest tightness, and air hunger (the feeling of not enough oxygen).

Specialty: Pulmonology
MeSH Codes: D004417, ,
ICD 9 Codes: 786.09, 786.02, 786.06
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for R06.0 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."
Tachypnea NOS - instead, use code R06.82
Transient tachypnea of newborn - instead, use code P22.1

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R06.0 - Dyspnea'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R06.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: R06 - Abnormalities of breathing

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