ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V46.2

Depend-supplement oxygen

Diagnosis Code V46.2

ICD-9: V46.2
Short Description: Depend-supplement oxygen
Long Description: Other dependence on machines, supplemental oxygen
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V46.2

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with a condition influencing their health status (V40-V49)
      • V46 Other dependence on machines

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z99.81 - Dependence on supplemental oxygen

  • Dependence on supplemental oxygen
  • Patient on oxygen

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V46.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Dependence
      • on
        • supplemental oxygen V46.2
    • Therapy V57.9
      • long term oxygen therapy V46.2

Information for Patients

Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen therapy is a treatment that provides you with extra oxygen. Oxygen is a gas that your body needs to function. Normally, your lungs absorb oxygen from the air you breathe. But some conditions can prevent you from getting enough oxygen.

You may need oxygen if you have

  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Pneumonia
  • A severe asthma attack
  • Late-stage heart failure
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Sleep apnea

The oxygen comes through nasal prongs, a mask, or a breathing tube. If you have a chronic problem, you may have a portable oxygen tank or a machine in your home.

A different kind of oxygen therapy is called hyperbaric oxygen therapy. It uses oxygen at high pressure to treat wounds and serious infections.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Oxygen safety
  • Traveling with breathing problems
  • Using oxygen at home

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