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ICD-10-CM Code R23.2
Flushing

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

R23.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of flushing. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code R232 is used to code Flushing (physiology)

For a person to flush is to become markedly red in the face and often other areas of the skin, from various physiological conditions. Flushing is generally distinguished, despite a close physiological relation between them, from blushing, which is milder, generally restricted to the face, cheeks or ears, and generally assumed to reflect emotional stress, such as embarrassment, anger, or romantic stimulation. Flushing is also a cardinal symptom of carcinoid syndrome—the syndrome that results from hormones (often serotonin or histamine) being secreted into systemic circulation.

MeSH Code: D005483
ICD 9 Code: 782.62

Coding Notes for R23.2 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.
Excessive blushing
codeFirst:
, if applicable, menopausal and female climacteric states See code N95.1

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #947-948 - Signs and symptoms with MCC.
  • DRG Group #947-948 - Signs and symptoms without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Alcohol-induced flushing (disorder)
  • Drug-induced flushing (disorder)
  • Rosaceal flushing (disorder)
  • Climacteric flushing (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for an external cause code
  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R23.2 - Flushing'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R23.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Plethora (R23.2)
Flushing (R23.2)
Blushing(abnormal) (excessive) (R23.2)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Flushing (exact match)

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 782.62 was previously used, R23.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: R23 - Other skin changes

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/R232