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ICD-10-CM Code R19.6
Halitosis

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

R19.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of halitosis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code R196 is used to code Halitosis

Halitosis, colloquially called bad breath, or fetor oris, is a symptom in which a noticeably unpleasant odor is present on the exhaled breath. Concern about halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for people to seek dental care, following tooth decay and gum disease; and about 20% of the general population are reported to suffer from it to some degree.

Specialty: Gastroenterology, Otorhinolaryngology
MeSH Code: D006209
ICD 9 Code: 784.99

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #154-156 - Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #154-156 - Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #154-156 - Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses without CC or MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R19.6 - Halitosis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R19.6. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Halitosis (R19.6)
Foul breath (R19.6)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Other symptoms involving head and neck (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 R19.6 and a single ICD9 code, 784.99 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: R19 - Other symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen

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