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ICD-10-CM Code R06.89
Other abnormalities of breathing

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

R06.89 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other abnormalities of breathing. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code R068 is used to code Bradypnea

Bradypnea (Greek from bradys, slow + pnoia, breath; British English spelling bradypnoea) refers to an abnormally slow breathing rate. The rate at which bradypnea is diagnosed depends upon the age of the patient.

MeSH Codes: , D007040
ICD 9 Codes: 786.09, 786.09
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for R06.89 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Breath-holding (spells)

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #204 - Respiratory signs and symptoms.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Catching breath (finding)
  • Ineffective breathing pattern (finding)
  • Left side of chest moves less than right (finding)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R06.89 - Other abnormalities of breathing'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R06.89. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Yawning (R06.89)
Sighing (R06.89)
Narcosis (R06.89)
Hypercapnia (R06.89)
Hypoventilation (R06.89)
Bradypnea (R06.89)


Other symptoms involving head and neck (approximate match)
Other respiratory abnormalities (approximate match)
Other symptoms involving respiratory system and chest (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 R06.89 and a single ICD9 code, 786.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: R06.8 - Other abnormalities of breathing

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