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ICD-10-CM Code R06.00
Dyspnea, unspecified

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

R06.00 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of dyspnea, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

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

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #204 - Respiratory signs and symptoms.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R06.00 - Dyspnea, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R06.00. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Dyspnea(nocturnal) (paroxysmal) (R06.00)


Other respiratory abnormalities (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 R06.00 and a single ICD9 code, 786.09 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: R06.0 - Dyspnea

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