ICD-10-CM Code R73.0
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code R73.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of R73.0 that describes the diagnosis 'abnormal glucose' in more detail.
- R73.0 Abnormal glucose NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code R730 is used to code Impaired fasting glucose
Impaired fasting glucose (IFG), more commonly known as pre-diabetes refers to a condition in which the fasting blood glucose level is consistently elevated above what is considered normal levels; however, it is not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes mellitus. This pre-diabetic state is associated with insulin resistance and increased risk of cardiovascular pathology, although of lesser risk than impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). IFG can progress to type 2 diabetes mellitus if lifestyle changes are not made. There is a 50% risk over 10 years of progressing to overt diabetes. A recent study cited the average time for progression as less than three years.
|MeSH Codes:||, D011236, D018149|
|ICD 9 Codes:||790.21, 790.29, 790.21|
Coding Notes for R73.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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."
- Abnormal glucose in pregnancy - instead, use code O99.81-
- Diabetes mellitus - instead, use Section E08-E13
- Dysmetabolic syndrome X - instead, use code E88.81
- Gestational diabetes - instead, use code O24.4-
- Glycosuria - instead, use Code R81
- Hypoglycemia - instead, use code E16.2
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R73.0 - Abnormal glucose'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R73.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.