ICD-10-CM Code E87.3


Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

E87.3 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of alkalosis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code E87.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute respiratory alkalosis, alkalemia, alkalosis, altitude alkalosis, chloride non-responsive metabolic alkalosis, chloride responsive metabolic alkalosis, etc

Short Description:Alkalosis
Long Description:Alkalosis

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 E87.3:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Alkalosis NOS
  • Metabolic alkalosis
  • Respiratory alkalosis

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 E87.3 are found in the index:


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute respiratory alkalosis
  • Alkalemia
  • Alkalosis
  • Altitude alkalosis
  • Chloride non-responsive metabolic alkalosis
  • Chloride responsive metabolic alkalosis
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Chronic respiratory alkalosis
  • Compensated alkalosis
  • Compensated metabolic alkalosis
  • Compensated respiratory alkalosis
  • Familial hypokalemic alkalosis, Gullner type
  • Hyperkalemic alkalosis
  • Hyperuricemia, pulmonary hypertension, renal failure, alkalosis syndrome
  • Hypochloremic alkalosis
  • Hypokalemic alkalosis
  • Hypokalemic alkalosis due to diarrhea
  • Metabolic acidosis and metabolic alkalosis
  • Metabolic alkalemia
  • Metabolic alkalosis
  • Mixed acid-base balance disorder
  • Mixed acid-base balance disorder
  • Mixed acid-base balance disorder
  • Mixed acid-base balance disorders - not compensated primary disorder
  • Mixed acid-base balance disorders - not compensated primary disorder
  • Mixed acid-base balance disorders - not compensated primary disorder
  • Respiratory alkalemia
  • Respiratory alkalosis
  • Respiratory alkalosis and metabolic acidosis
  • Respiratory alkalosis and metabolic alkalosis

Clinical Information

  • ALKALOSIS-. a pathological condition that removes acid or adds base to the body fluids.
  • ALKALOSIS RESPIRATORY-. a state due to excess loss of carbon dioxide from the body. dorland 27th ed

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code E87.3 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert E87.3 to ICD-9

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Metabolic disorders (E70-E88)
      • Other disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance (E87)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients

Metabolic Disorders

Metabolism is the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat. Food is made up of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Chemicals in your digestive system break the food parts down into sugars and acids, your body's fuel. Your body can use this fuel right away, or it can store the energy in your body tissues, such as your liver, muscles, and body fat.

A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in your body disrupt this process. When this happens, you might have too much of some substances or too little of other ones that you need to stay healthy. There are different groups of disorders. Some affect the breakdown of amino acids, carbohydrates, or lipids. Another group, mitochondrial diseases, affects the parts of the cells that produce the energy.

You can develop a metabolic disorder when some organs, such as your liver or pancreas, become diseased or do not function normally. Diabetes is an example.

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