R06.4 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hyperventilation. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
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.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acidotic hyperventilation
- Intermittent hyperventilation
- Hyperventilation-. a pulmonary ventilation rate faster than is metabolically necessary for the exchange of gases. it is the result of an increased frequency of breathing, an increased tidal volume, or a combination of both. it causes an excess intake of oxygen and the blowing off of carbon dioxide.
- Syncope-. a transient loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished blood flow to the brain (i.e., brain ischemia). presyncope refers to the sensation of lightheadedness and loss of strength that precedes a syncopal event or accompanies an incomplete syncope. (from adams et al., principles of neurology, 6th ed, pp367-9)
- Brain Ischemia-. localized reduction of blood flow to brain tissue due to arterial obstruction or systemic hypoperfusion. this frequently occurs in conjunction with brain hypoxia (hypoxia, brain). prolonged ischemia is associated with brain infarction.
- Hyperventilation-. abnormally prolonged, rapid, and deep breathing.
- Psychogenic Musculoskeletal Chest Pain with Dysfunctional Breathing|Musculoskeletal chest pain: psychogenic with dysfunctional breathing|Musculoskeletal chest pain: psychogenic with hyperventilation|Psychogenic Musculoskeletal Chest Pain with Hyperventilation-. a condition in which there is musculoskeletal chest pain associated with inappropriate hyperpnea or tachypnea. (acc/aha)
- Hyperpnea-. a clinical finding in which there is deeper breathing than normal. (acc/aha)
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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- psychogenic hyperventilation F45.8
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Hyperventilation (tetany) - R06.4
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|R06.4||786.01 - Hyperventilation|
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
If you often have trouble breathing, it is important to find out the cause.
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- 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 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)