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ICD-10-CM Code R61
Generalized hyperhidrosis

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

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'.

Specialty: Dermatology
ICD 9 Code: 780.8
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for R61 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.
Excessive sweating
Night sweats
Secondary hyperhidrosis
, if applicable, menopausal and female climacteric states See code N95.1
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."
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-

MS-DRG Mapping

  • 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.

Sweating, excessive (R61)
Hyperhidrosis, hyperidrosis (R61)
Diaphoresis(excessive) (R61)


Generalized hyperhidrosis (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 780.8 was previously used, R61 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/R61