ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R78.0

Finding of alcohol in blood

Diagnosis Code R78.0

ICD-10: R78.0
Short Description: Finding of alcohol in blood
Long Description: Finding of alcohol in blood
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R78.0

Valid for Submission
The code R78.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on examination of blood, without diagnosis (R70-R79)
      • Find of drugs and oth substnc, not normally found in blood (R78)

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.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R78.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 894 - ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE, LEFT AMA
  • 895 - ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE WITH REHABILITATION THERAPY
  • 896 - ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE WITHOUT REHABILITATION THERAPY WITH MCC
  • 897 - ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE WITHOUT REHABILITATION THERAPY WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Ethanol in blood specimen above legal threshold for operating vehicle
  • Ethanol in blood specimen above reference range
  • Finding of alcohol in blood

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R78.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


    Information for Patients


    Alcohol

    Also called: Drinking

    If you are like many Americans, you drink alcohol at least occasionally. For many people, moderate drinking is probably safe. It may even have health benefits, including reducing your risk of certain heart problems. For most women and for most people over 65, moderate drinking is no more than three drinks a day or seven drinks per week. For men under 65, it is no more than four drinks a day or 14 drinks per week.

    Some people should not drink at all, including alcoholics, children, pregnant women, people taking certain medicines, and people with certain medical conditions. If you have questions about whether it is safe for you to drink, speak with your health care provider.

    Anything more than moderate drinking can be risky. Heavy drinking can lead to alcoholism and alcohol abuse, as well as injuries, liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and other health problems. It can also cause problems at home, at work, and with friends.

    NIH: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

    • Alcohol use and safe drinking
    • Calorie count - Alcoholic beverages
    • Deciding to quit drinking alcohol
    • Health risks of alcohol use
    • Weight loss and alcohol
    • What type of drinker are you?
    • When you are drinking too much - tips for cutting back


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