ICD-10-CM Code R23.2
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
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.
|ICD 9 Code:||782.62|
Coding Notes for R23.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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
- , if applicable, menopausal and female climacteric states See code N95.1
- 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.
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 782.62 was previously used, R23.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.
Parent Code: R23 - Other skin changes