Version 2024
No Valid Principal Dx

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R06.09

Other forms of dyspnea

Short Description:
Other forms of dyspnea
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems
      • Abnormalities of breathing

R06.09 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other forms of dyspnea. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

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.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Bendopnea
  • Breathless - mild exertion
  • Breathless - moderate exertion
  • Breathless - strenuous exertion
  • Chronic respiratory distress with surfactant metabolism deficiency
  • Dyspnea after eating
  • Dyspnea on exertion
  • Dyspnea raising arms
  • Dyspnea, class I
  • Dyspnea, class II
  • Dyspnea, class III
  • Dyspnea, class IV
  • Expiratory dyspnea
  • Gasping for breath
  • Genetic disorder of surfactant dysfunction
  • Inspiratory dyspnea
  • Labored breathing
  • Medical Research Council Dyspnoea scale grade 1
  • Medical Research Council Dyspnoea scale grade 2
  • Medical Research Council Dyspnoea scale grade 3
  • Medical Research Council Dyspnoea scale grade 4
  • Medical Research Council Dyspnoea scale grade 5
  • Mixed obstructive and restrictive ventilatory defect
  • Platypnea
  • Respiratory alteration
  • Respiratory distress
  • Trepopnea
  • Ventilatory defect

Clinical Information

  • Labored Breathing-. breathing that requires observed effort or an increased amount of energy.

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert to ICD-9-CM Code

Source ICD-10-CM CodeTarget ICD-9-CM Code
R06.09786.09 - Respiratory abnorm NEC
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education

Breathing Problems

When you're short of breath, it's hard or uncomfortable for you to take in the oxygen your body needs. You may feel as if you're not getting enough air. Sometimes you can have mild breathing problems because of a stuffy nose or intense exercise. But shortness of breath can also be a sign of a serious disease.

Many conditions can make you feel short of breath:

  • Lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema, or pneumonia
  • Problems with your trachea or bronchi, which are part of your airway system
  • Heart disease can make you feel breathless if your heart cannot pump enough blood to supply oxygen to your body
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Allergies

If you often have trouble breathing, it is important to find out the cause.

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.