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ICD-10-CM Code R79
Other abnormal findings of blood chemistry

Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code R79 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of R79 that describes the diagnosis 'other abnormal findings of blood chemistry' in more detail.

Coding Notes for R79 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable See code Z18.-
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."
Abnormality of fluid, electrolyte or acid-base balance - instead, use Section E86-E87
Asymptomatic hyperuricemia - instead, use code E79.0
Hyperglycemia NOS - instead, use code R73.9
Hypoglycemia NOS - instead, use code E16.2
Neonatal hypoglycemia (P70.3-P70.4) - instead, use code P70.3-
Specific findings indicating disorder of amino-acid metabolism - instead, use Section E70-E72
Specific findings indicating disorder of carbohydrate metabolism - instead, use Section E73-E74
Specific findings indicating disorder of lipid metabolism - instead, use code E75.-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R79 - Other abnormal findings of blood chemistry'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R79. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

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