Valid for Submission
E87.70 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of fluid overload, unspecified. The code E87.70 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 E87.70 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like edema due to fluid overload, fluid overload pulmonary edema, fluid overload without edema, hypervolemia, localized edema , localized edema due to fluid overload, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like E87.70 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 E87.70 are found in the index:
- - Hypervolemia - E87.70
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Edema due to fluid overload
- Fluid overload pulmonary edema
- Fluid overload without edema
- Localized edema
- Localized edema due to fluid overload
- Neonatal overhydration
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert E87.70 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code E87.70 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine, tissues, and other body fluids. Electrolytes are important because they help
- Balance the amount of water in your body
- Balance your body's acid/base (pH) level
- Move nutrients into your cells
- Move wastes out of your cells
- Make sure that your nerves, muscles, the heart, and the brain work the way they should
Sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, phosphate, and magnesium are all electrolytes. You get them from the foods you eat and the fluids you drink.
The levels of electrolytes in your body can become too low or too high. This can happen when the amount of water in your body changes. The amount of water that you take in should equal the amount you lose. If something upsets this balance, you may have too little water (dehydration) or too much water (overhydration). Some medicines, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, and liver or kidney problems can all upset your water balance.
Treatment helps you to manage the imbalance. It also involves identifying and treating what caused the imbalance.
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