ICD-10-CM Code R17
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
R17 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of unspecified jaundice. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code R17 is used to code Jaundice
Jaundice, also known as icterus, is a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes over the sclerae (whites of the eyes), and other mucous membranes caused by high blood bilirubin levels. This hyperbilirubinemia subsequently causes increased levels of bilirubin in the extracellular fluid. Concentration of bilirubin in blood plasma is normally below 1.2 mg/dL (<25µmol/L). A concentration higher than approx. 3 mg/dL (>50µmol/L) leads to jaundice. The term jaundice comes from the French word jaune, meaning yellow.
|Specialty:||Gastroenterology, General Surgery|
|ICD 9 Code:||782.4|
Jaundice of the skin caused by hepatic failure
Coding Notes for R17 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."
- Neonatal jaundice - instead, use Code P55, P57-P59)
- DRG Group #441-443 - Disorders of liver except malig, cirr, alc hepa with MCC.
- DRG Group #441-443 - Disorders of liver except malig, cirr, alc hepa with CC.
- DRG Group #441-443 - Disorders of liver except malig, cirr, alc hepa without CC or MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- On examination - jaundiced color (finding)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R17 - Unspecified jaundice'
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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 782.4 was previously used, R17 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.