ICD-10-CM Code R50.82
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
R50.82 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of postprocedural 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 R50.82 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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."
- Postprocedural infection - instead, use code T81.4
- Posttransfusion fever - instead, use code R50.84
- Postvaccination (postimmunization) fever - instead, use code R50.83
- DRG Group #864 - Fever.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R50.82 - Postprocedural fever'
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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 780.62 was previously used, R50.82 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.