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ICD-10-CM Code R65.20
Severe sepsis without septic shock

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

R65.20 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of severe sepsis without septic shock. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code R65 is used to code Systemic inflammatory response syndrome

Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is an inflammatory state affecting the whole body, frequently a response of the immune system to infection, but not necessarily so. It is related to sepsis, a condition in which individuals meet criteria for SIRS and have a known infection.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
ICD 9 Code: 995.90

Coding Notes for R65.20 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.
Severe sepsis NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #870-872 - Septicemia or severe sepsis with mv 96+ hours.
  • DRG Group #870-872 - Septicemia or severe sepsis without mv 96+ hours with MCC.
  • DRG Group #870-872 - Septicemia or severe sepsis without mv 96+ hours without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R65.20 - Severe sepsis without septic shock'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R65.20. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Severe sepsis (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 R65.20 and a single ICD9 code, 995.92 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: R65.2 - Severe sepsis

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/R6520