ICD-10-CM Code R23.0

Cyanosis

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Valid for Submission

R23.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cyanosis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R23.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like blue - symptom, blue extremities, central cyanosis, central cyanosis, cyanosis, cyanosis of skin, etc

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.

ICD-10:R23.0
Short Description:Cyanosis
Long Description:Cyanosis

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 R23.0:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 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.
  • acrocyanosis I73.8
  • cyanotic attacks of newborn P28.2

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 R23.0 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Blue - symptom
  • Blue extremities
  • Central cyanosis
  • Central cyanosis
  • Cyanosis
  • Cyanosis of skin
  • Cyanosis of skin and/or skin-associated mucous membrane
  • Cyanotic attack
  • Finding of color of limb
  • Goes blue
  • Hemoglobinopathy with cyanosis
  • Local cyanosis
  • O/E - central cyanosis
  • O/E - peripheral cyanosis
  • O/E - skin color over lesion
  • O/E skin color
  • O/E -skin cyanosed over lesion
  • Peripheral cyanosis
  • Pulmonary cyanosis
  • Toxic methemoglobinemia with cyanosis

Clinical Information

  • CYANOSIS-. a bluish or purplish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes due to an increase in the amount of deoxygenated hemoglobin in the blood or a structural defect in the hemoglobin molecule.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R23.0 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.

  • 947 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITH MCC
  • 948 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITHOUT MCC

Convert R23.0 to ICD-9

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the skin and subcutaneous tissue (R20-R23)
      • Other skin changes (R23)

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


Skin Conditions

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  • Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
  • Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
  • Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
  • Keeps your body temperature even
  • Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it

Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.

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