ICD-10-CM Code R06.6
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
R06.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of hiccough. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code R066 is used to code Hiccup
A hiccup (/ˈhɪkəpˌˈhɪkʌp/ HIK-əp, HIK-up; also spelled hiccough) is an involuntary contraction (myoclonic jerk) of the diaphragm that may repeat several times per minute. In medicine, it is known as synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF), or singultus, Latin for the act of catching one's breath while sobbing. The hiccup is an involuntary action involving a reflex arc. Once triggered, the reflex causes a strong contraction of the diaphragm followed about 0.25 seconds later by closure of the vocal cords, which results in the classic "hic" sound.
|ICD 9 Code:||786.8|
Coding Notes for R06.6 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Psychogenic hiccough - instead, use code F45.8
- DRG Group #204 - Respiratory signs and symptoms.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R06.6 - Hiccough'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R06.6. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
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 786.8 was previously used, R06.6 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.