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ICD-10-CM Code R09.0
Asphyxia and hypoxemia

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code R09.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of R09.0 that describes the diagnosis 'asphyxia and hypoxemia' in more detail.

The ICD code R090 is used to code Asphyxia

Asphyxia or asphyxiation (from Ancient Greek α- "without" and σφύξις sphyxis, "squeeze" (throb of heart)) is a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygen to the body that arises from abnormal breathing. An example of asphyxia is choking. Asphyxia causes generalized hypoxia, which affects primarily the tissues and organs. There are many circumstances that can induce asphyxia, all of which are characterized by an inability of an individual to acquire sufficient oxygen through breathing for an extended period of time. Asphyxia can cause coma or death.

Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
MeSH Code: D001237
ICD 9 Code: 799.0
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for R09.0 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."
Asphyxia due to carbon monoxide - instead, use code T58.-
Asphyxia due to foreign body in respiratory tract - instead, use code T17.-
Birth (intrauterine) asphyxia - instead, use Section P84
Hypercapnia - instead, use code R06.4
Hyperventilation - instead, use code R06.4
Traumatic asphyxia - instead, use code T71.-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R09.0 - Asphyxia and hypoxemia'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R09.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: R09 - Other symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory system

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