ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R06.89

Other abnormalities of breathing

Diagnosis Code R06.89

ICD-10: R06.89
Short Description: Other abnormalities of breathing
Long Description: Other abnormalities of breathing
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R06.89

Valid for Submission
The code R06.89 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems (R00-R09)
      • Abnormalities of breathing (R06)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
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  • Abnormal breathing
  • Acute hypoventilation
  • Acute respiratory insufficiency
  • Apneusis
  • Breath holding with temper
  • Cannot blow
  • Catching breath
  • Chest movement unequal
  • Chest movement unequal
  • Chest movement unequal
  • Chronic hypercapnia
  • Chronic hypoventilation
  • Chronic respiratory insufficiency
  • Croupy breathing
  • Decreased respiratory function
  • Hypercapnia
  • Hypercapnia
  • Hypercapnia with mixed acid-base disorder
  • Hypoventilation
  • Impaired gas exchange
  • Impaired spontaneous ventilation
  • Ineffective airway clearance
  • Ineffective breathing pattern
  • Interrupted breathing
  • Interrupted breathing
  • Left side of chest moves less than right
  • Mixed acid-base balance disorder
  • Noisy respiration
  • Obstructive ventilatory defect
  • Primary alveolar hypoventilation
  • Pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic underventilation
  • Pulmonary hypertension due to lung disease and/or hypoxia
  • Respiratory alteration
  • Respiratory alteration
  • Respiratory alteration
  • Respiratory insufficiency
  • Right side of chest moves less than left
  • Stops breathing
  • Temper problem
  • Ventilatory defect
  • Ventilatory defect
  • Ventilatory defect
  • Ventilatory defect

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R06.89 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Breathing Problems

When you're short of breath, it's hard or uncomfortable for you to take in the oxygen your body needs. You may feel as if you're not getting enough air. Sometimes mild breathing problems are from a stuffy nose or hard exercise. But shortness of breath can also be a sign of a serious disease.

Many conditions can make you feel short of breath. Lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema or pneumonia cause breathing difficulties. So can problems with your trachea or bronchi, which are part of your airway system. Heart disease can make you feel breathless if your heart cannot pump enough blood to supply oxygen to your body. Stress caused by anxiety can also make it hard for you to breathe. If you often have trouble breathing, it is important to find out the cause.

  • Blood gases
  • Breath sounds
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Breathing difficulty - lying down
  • How to breathe when you are short of breath
  • How to Properly Put On, Take Off a Disposable Respirator (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Wheezing

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