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ICD-10-CM Code R55
Syncope and collapse

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

R55 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of syncope and collapse. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code R55 is used to code Syncope (medicine)

Syncope, also known as fainting, passing out and swooning, is defined as a short loss of consciousness and muscle strength, characterized by a fast onset, short duration, and spontaneous recovery. It is due to a decrease in blood flow to the entire brain usually from low blood pressure. Some causes have prodromal symptoms before the loss of consciousness occurs. These symptoms may include lightheadedness, sweating, pale skin, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, and feeling warm, among others. Syncope may also be associated with a short episode of muscle twitching. If a person does not completely lose consciousness and muscle strength it is referred to as presyncope. It is recommended that presyncope be treated the same as syncope.

Specialty: Neurology, Cardiology
MeSH Code: D013575
ICD 9 Code: 780.2

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Coding Notes for R55 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.
Vasovagal attack
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Cardiogenic shock - instead, use code R57.0
Carotid sinus syncope - instead, use code G90.01
Heat syncope - instead, use code T67.1
Neurocirculatory asthenia - instead, use code F45.8
Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension - instead, use code G90.3
Orthostatic hypotension - instead, use code I95.1
Postprocedural shock - instead, use code T81.1-
Psychogenic syncope - instead, use code F48.8
Shock NOS - instead, use code R57.9
Shock complicating or following abortion or ectopic or molar pregnancy - instead, use Section O00-O07, O08.3)
Shock complicating or following labor and delivery - instead, use code O75.1
Stokes-Adams attack - instead, use code I45.9
Unconsciousness NOS - instead, use code R40.2-

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #312 - Syncope and collapse.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • On examination - psychomotor fit (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R55 - Syncope and collapse'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R55. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Vasovagal attack(paroxysmal) (R55)
Syncope(near) (pre-) (R55)
Pre-syncope (R55)
Near-syncope (R55)
Fainting(fit) (R55)
Collapse (R55)


Syncope and collapse (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 780.2 was previously used, R55 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/R55