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ICD-10-CM Code R06.2
Wheezing

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

R06.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of wheezing. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code R062 is used to code Wheeze

A wheeze (formally called "sibilant rhonchi" in medical terminology) is a continuous, coarse, whistling sound produced in the respiratory airways during breathing. For wheezes to occur, some part of the respiratory tree must be narrowed or obstructed, or airflow velocity within the respiratory tree must be heightened. Wheezing is commonly experienced by persons with a lung disease; the most common cause of recurrent wheezing is asthma attacks, though it can also be a symptom of lung cancer.

ICD 9 Code: 786.07

Coding Notes for R06.2 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."
Asthma - instead, use code J45.-

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #204 - Respiratory signs and symptoms.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Wheezing stridor (finding)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R06.2 - Wheezing'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R06.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Wheezing (R06.2)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Wheezing (exact match)

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 786.07 was previously used, R06.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: R06 - Abnormalities of breathing

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/R062