ICD-10-CM Code R50.8
Other specified fever
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code R50.8 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of R50.8 that describes the diagnosis 'other specified fever' in more detail.
- R50.8 Other specified fever NON-BILLABLE
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).
|Infectious Disease, Pediatrics
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An analog medical thermometer showing a temperature of 7002311950000000000♠38.8 °C or 7002311927777777777♠101.8 °F
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R50.8 - Other specified fever'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R50.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.