ICD-10-CM Code R50.2
Drug induced fever
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
R50.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of drug induced fever. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code R50 is used to code Fever
Fever, also known as pyrexia and febrile response, is defined as having a temperature above the normal range due to an increase in the body's temperature set-point. There is not a single agreed-upon upper limit for normal temperature with sources using values between 37.5 and 38.3 °C (99.5 and 100.9 °F). The increase in set-point triggers increased muscle contraction and causes a feeling of cold. This results in greater heat production and efforts to conserve heat. When the set-point temperature returns to normal a person feels hot, becomes flushed, and may begin to sweat. Rarely a fever may trigger a febrile seizure. This is more common in young children. Fevers do not typically go higher than 41 to 42 °C (105.8 to 107.6 °F).
|Specialty:||Infectious Disease, Pediatrics|
|ICD 9 Code:||780.6|
An analog medical thermometer showing a temperature of 7002311950000000000♠38.8 °C or 7002311927777777777♠101.8 °F
Coding Notes for R50.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
- Code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug See Section T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
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."
- Postvaccination (postimmunization) fever - instead, use code R50.83
- DRG Group #864 - Fever.
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R50.2 - Drug induced fever'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 R50.2 and a single ICD9 code, E947.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.