ICD-10-CM Code R06.02
Shortness of breath
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
R06.02 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of shortness of breath. 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).
|MeSH Codes:||D004417, ,|
|ICD 9 Codes:||786.09, 786.02, 786.06|
- DRG Group #204 - Respiratory signs and symptoms.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R06.02 - Shortness of breath'
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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 786.05 was previously used, R06.02 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.