ICD-10-CM Code R68.0

Hypothermia, not associated with low environmental temperature

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Valid for Submission

R68.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hypothermia, not associated with low environmental temperature. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R68.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like decreased skin temperature, finding of temperature of skin, hypothermia not associated with low environmental temperature, induced hypothermia, o/e - level of fever, o/e - temperature low, 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:R68.0
Short Description:Hypothermia, not associated w low environmental temperature
Long Description:Hypothermia, not associated with low environmental temperature

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 R68.0:

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.
  • hypothermia NOS accidental T68
  • hypothermia due to anesthesia T88.51
  • hypothermia due to low environmental temperature T68
  • newborn hypothermia P80

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 R68.0 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:

  • Decreased skin temperature
  • Finding of temperature of skin
  • Hypothermia not associated with low environmental temperature
  • Induced hypothermia
  • O/E - level of fever
  • O/E - temperature low

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R68.0 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 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

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

Convert R68.0 to ICD-9

  • 780.65 - Hypothrm-wo low env tmp

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Other general symptoms and signs (R68)

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