ICD-10-CM Code R61
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
R61 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of generalized hyperhidrosis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code R61 is used to code Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by abnormally increased sweating, in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature. It can be associated with a significant quality of life burden from a psychological, emotional, and social perspective. It has been called by some 'the silent handicap'.
|ICD 9 Code:||780.8|
Coding Notes for R61 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Excessive sweating
- Night sweats
- Secondary hyperhidrosis
- , if applicable, menopausal and female climacteric states See code N95.1
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."
- Focal (primary) (secondary) hyperhidrosis - instead, use code L74.5-
- Frey's syndrome - instead, use code L74.52
- Localized (primary) (secondary) hyperhidrosis - instead, use code L74.5-
- DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R61 - Generalized hyperhidrosis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R61. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
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 780.8 was previously used, R61 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.