Valid for Submission
E15 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of nondiabetic hypoglycemic coma. The code E15 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code E15 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like drug-induced coma, hypoglycemic coma, insulin coma or non-diabetic hypoglycemic coma.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code E15:
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- drug-induced insulin coma in nondiabetic
- hyperinsulinism with hypoglycemic coma
- hypoglycemic coma NOS
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code E15 are found in the index:
- - Coma - R40.20
- - Hypoglycemia (spontaneous) - E16.2
- - Reaction - See Also: Disorder;
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Drug-induced coma
- Hypoglycemic coma
- Insulin coma
- Non-diabetic hypoglycemic coma
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
A coma is a deep state of unconsciousness. An individual in a coma is alive but unable to move or respond to his or her environment. Coma may occur as a complication of an underlying illness, or as a result of injuries, such as brain injury.
A coma rarely lasts more than 2 to 4 weeks. The outcome for coma depends on the cause, severity, and site of the damage. People may come out of a coma with physical, intellectual, and psychological problems. Some people may remain in a coma for years or even decades. For those people, the most common cause of death is infection, such as pneumonia.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- EEG (Medical Encyclopedia)
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Also called: Low blood sugar
Hypoglycemia means low blood glucose, or blood sugar. Your body needs glucose to have enough energy. After you eat, your blood absorbs glucose. If you eat more sugar than your body needs, your muscles, and liver store the extra. When your blood sugar begins to fall, a hormone tells your liver to release glucose.
In most people, this raises blood sugar. If it doesn't, you have hypoglycemia, and your blood sugar can be dangerously low. Signs include
- Difficulty speaking
- Feeling anxious or weak
In people with diabetes, hypoglycemia is often a side effect of diabetes medicines. Eating or drinking something with carbohydrates can help. If it happens often, your health care provider may need to change your treatment plan.
You can also have low blood sugar without having diabetes. Causes include certain medicines or diseases, hormone or enzyme deficiencies, and tumors. Laboratory tests can help find the cause. The kind of treatment depends on why you have low blood sugar.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Diabetes - low blood sugar - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Drug-induced hypoglycemia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Insulin C-peptide (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Low blood sugar (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Low blood sugar - newborns (Medical Encyclopedia)
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