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ICD-10-CM Code R60.9
Edema, unspecified

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

R60.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of edema, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code R609 is used to code Edema

Edema (also oedema, dropsy, and hydropsy) (/ᵻˈdimə/; Greek οἴδημα oídēma, "swelling") is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the interstitium, located beneath the skin and in the cavities of the body which cause severe pain. Clinically, edema manifests as swelling; the amount of interstitial fluid is determined by the balance of fluid homeostasis, and the increased secretion of fluid into the interstitium, or the impaired removal of the fluid can cause edema.

Specialty: Cardiology, Nephrology
MeSH Code: D004487

"Pitting" edema

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for R60.9 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.
Fluid retention NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #947-948 - Signs and symptoms with MCC.
  • DRG Group #947-948 - Signs and symptoms without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema (disorder)
  • Idiopathic fluid retention (disorder)
  • 1+ pitting edema (finding)
  • 3+ pitting edema (finding)
  • 2+ pitting edema (finding)
  • Soft pitting edema (finding)
  • Firm nonpitting edema (finding)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R60.9 - Edema, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R60.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Swelling(of) (R60.9)
Pitting (R60.9) (see: Edema)
Hydrops (R60.9)
Edema, edematous(infectious) (pitting) (toxic) (R60.9)


Edema (approximate match)

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 R60.9 and a single ICD9 code, 782.3 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: R60 - Edema, not elsewhere classified

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/R609