Valid for Submission
R17 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified jaundice. The code R17 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 R17 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute cholestatic jaundice syndrome, cholestatic jaundice syndrome, chronic cholestatic jaundice syndrome, conjugated hyperbilirubinemia, elevated total bilirubin , finding of color of limb, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like R17 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.
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.
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 R17:
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.
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 R17 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 cholestatic jaundice syndrome
- Cholestatic jaundice syndrome
- Chronic cholestatic jaundice syndrome
- Conjugated hyperbilirubinemia
- Elevated total bilirubin
- Finding of color of limb
- Hepatocellular jaundice
- Increased bilirubin level
- Inherited renal tubule insufficiency with cholestatic jaundice
- Jaundiced appearance of face
- Jaundiced appearance of limbs
- O/E - color
- O/E - jaundiced color
- Obstructive hyperbilirubinemia
- Postoperative jaundice
- JAUNDICE-. a clinical manifestation of hyperbilirubinemia characterized by the yellowish staining of the skin; mucous membrane; and sclera. clinical jaundice usually is a sign of liver dysfunction.
- JAUNDICE CHRONIC IDIOPATHIC-. a benign autosomally recessive inherited hyperbilirubinemia characterized by the presence of a dark pigment in the centrilobular region of the liver cells. there is a functional defect in biliary excretion of bilirubin cholephilic dyes and porphyrins. affected persons may be asymptomatic or have vague constitutional or gastrointestinal symptoms. the liver may be slightly enlarged and oral and intravenous cholangiography fails to visualize the biliary tract.
- JAUNDICE NEONATAL-. yellow discoloration of the skin; mucous membrane; and sclera in the newborn. it is a sign of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. most cases are transient self limiting physiological neonatal jaundice occurring in the first week of life but some can be a sign of pathological disorders particularly liver diseases.
- WEIL DISEASE-. a severe form of leptospirosis usually caused by leptospira interrogans serovar icterohaemorrhagiae and occasionally other serovars. it is transmitted to humans by the rat and is characterized by hemorrhagic and renal symptoms with accompanying jaundice.
- JAUNDICE OBSTRUCTIVE-. jaundice the condition with yellowish staining of the skin and mucous membranes that is due to impaired bile flow in the biliary tract such as intrahepatic cholestasis or extrahepatic cholestasis.
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Information for Patients
Also called: Icterus
Jaundice causes your skin and the whites of your eyes to turn yellow. Too much bilirubin causes jaundice. Bilirubin is a yellow chemical in hemoglobin, the substance that carries oxygen in your red blood cells. As red blood cells break down, your body builds new cells to replace them. The old ones are processed by the liver. If the liver cannot handle the blood cells as they break down, bilirubin builds up in the body and your skin may look yellow.
Many healthy babies have some jaundice during the first week of life. It usually goes away. However, jaundice can happen at any age and may be a sign of a problem. Jaundice can happen for many reasons, such as
- Blood diseases
- Genetic syndromes
- Liver diseases, such as hepatitis or cirrhosis
- Blockage of bile ducts
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