Valid for Submission
R43.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of parageusia. The code R43.2 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 R43.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal taste in mouth, c/o - loss of taste sense, disorder of taste, loss of taste, loss of taste , loss of taste posterior one third of tongue, 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.
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 R43.2 are found in the index:
- - Ageusia - R43.2
- - Disturbance (s) - See Also: Disease;
- - Dysgeusia - R43.2
- - Parageusia - R43.2
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Abnormal taste in mouth
- C/O - loss of taste sense
- Disorder of taste
- Loss of taste
- Loss of taste
- Loss of taste posterior one third of tongue
- O/E-taste loss post 1/3 tongue
- Primary acid taste disorder
- Primary taste disorder
- Secondary salt taste disorder
- Secondary taste disorder
- Taste sense altered
- Unpleasant taste in mouth
- DYSGEUSIA-. a condition characterized by alterations of the sense of taste which may range from mild to severe including gross distortions of taste quality.
Convert R43.2 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code R43.2 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
Taste and Smell Disorders
Our senses of taste and smell give us great pleasure. Taste helps us enjoy food and beverages. Smell lets us enjoy the scents and fragrances like roses or coffee. Taste and smell also protect us, letting us know when food has gone bad or when there is a gas leak. They make us want to eat, ensuring we get the nutrition we need.
People with taste disorders may taste things that aren't there, may not be able to tell the difference in tastes, or can't taste at all. People with smell disorders may lose their sense of smell, or things may smell different. A smell they once enjoyed may now smell bad to them.
Many illnesses and injuries can cause taste and smell disorders, including colds and head injuries. Some drugs can also affect taste and smell. Most people lose some ability to taste and smell as they get older. Treatment varies, depending on the problem and its cause.
NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
- Smell - impaired (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Taste - impaired (Medical Encyclopedia)
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