Version 2024
No Valid Principal Dx

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R69

Illness, unspecified

ICD-10-CM Code:
R69
ICD-10 Code for:
Illness, unspecified
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

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

R69 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of illness, unspecified. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like R69 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.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Acceptance of illness
  • Active disease following therapy
  • Acute disease
  • Acute megaloblastic anemia
  • Acute megaloblastic anemia due to severe illness
  • Acute pancreatitis due to systemic disease
  • Adverse incident outcome categories
  • Adverse incident outcome categories
  • Adverse incident resulting in potentially permanent but not disabling damage
  • Adverse incident resulting in potentially permanent disabling damage
  • Aplastic anemia due to chronic disease
  • Arthropathy associated with another systemic disease
  • Atrophic mucosa of digestive system organ
  • Beau's lines secondary to systemic illness
  • Bilateral ocular hypertension due to systemic syndrome
  • Biphasic disease
  • Cancer dataset administrative items
  • Cataract due to degenerative disorder
  • Chronic disease
  • Chronic disease present
  • Degenerative disorder
  • Degenerative sequelae of disorders
  • Delayed generalized tooth eruption due to systemic disease
  • Desquamation secondary to acute systemic illness
  • Disease activity following therapy, unassessed
  • Disease type AND/OR category unknown
  • Disorder confirmed
  • Disorder of pelvic region of trunk
  • Disorder of pelvis
  • Disorder of thoracic segment of trunk
  • Dysmotility of small intestine due to systemic disease
  • End stage organ failure
  • Endemic disease
  • Epidemic disease
  • Epididymitis associated with another disorder
  • Epididymo-orchitis associated with another disorder
  • Functional disease present
  • Functional disorder
  • Functional disorder present, condition terminal
  • Functional disorder present, investigation negative
  • Generalized enamel hypoplasia associated with systemic disease
  • Generalized functional disorder
  • Generalized redundant skin due to chronic disease
  • Generally unwell
  • Graft failure due to recurrent recipient disease
  • Home environment related disease
  • Illness
  • Inactive disease following therapy
  • Industrial environment related disease
  • Institutional environment related disease
  • Intercurrent disease
  • Interstitial lung disease due to systemic disease
  • Late tooth eruption
  • Local disease
  • Localized functional disorder
  • Looks ill
  • Maladaptive behavior
  • Maladaptive behavior associated with physical illness
  • Medically unfit to take examination at school
  • Motility disorder of small intestine
  • Multiple chronic diseases
  • Multiple supernumerary teeth related to systemic condition
  • Nail changes associated with systemic disease
  • Nail changes associated with systemic disease
  • Nature environment related disease
  • Ocular hypertension due to systemic syndrome
  • Ocular hypertension due to systemic syndrome
  • Ocular hypertension due to systemic syndrome
  • Ocular hypertension due to systemic syndrome
  • Ocular hypertension of left eye due to systemic syndrome
  • Ocular hypertension of left eye due to systemic syndrome
  • Ocular hypertension of right eye due to systemic syndrome
  • Ocular hypertension of right eye due to systemic syndrome
  • One chronic disease
  • Orchitis associated with another disorder
  • Organ dysfunction syndrome
  • Organic disease present
  • Periodontitis as manifestation of systemic disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease associated with another disorder
  • Physical health problem
  • Pruritus due to systemic disorder
  • Pulmonary hypertension in systemic disorder
  • Radiotherapy course change due to progressive disease during radiotherapy
  • Reason for change in radiotherapy course
  • Recurrent disease
  • Redundant skin
  • Renal disorders in systemic disease
  • Retinal dystrophy due to systemic disorder
  • Retinal dystrophy due to systemic disorder
  • Retinitis pigmentosa due to systemic disease
  • Secondary autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  • Secondary autoimmune hemolytic anemia co-occurrent and due to chronic inflammatory disease
  • Sequelae of inflammatory diseases
  • Serious physical health problem
  • Severe systemic illness respiratory muscle fatigue
  • Severe systemic illness tissue wasting
  • Severe systemic illness tissue wasting
  • Severe systemic illness-induced intestinal villous atrophy
  • Severe systemic illness-induced respiratory muscle wasting
  • Severe systemic illness-induced skeletal muscle wasting
  • Severe systemic illness-induced skeletal muscle wasting
  • Skin peeling disorder
  • Subclinical disease AND/OR syndrome
  • Supernumerary teeth
  • Systemic disease
  • Systemic disease affecting skin
  • Terminal illness
  • Terminal illness - early stage
  • Terminal illness - late stage
  • Travel-related illness
  • Unable to attend school due to illness
  • Vasculitis due to systemic disease
  • Villous atrophy of intestine

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Acute Disease

    disease having a short and relatively severe course.
  • Chronic Disease

    diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care (dictionary of health services management, 2d ed). for epidemiological studies chronic disease often includes heart diseases; stroke; cancer; and diabetes (diabetes mellitus, type 2).
  • Chronic Disease Indicators

    a set of surveillance indicators of disease developed by consensus among the cdc, the council of state and territorial epidemiologists, and the national association of chronic disease directors. it enables public health professionals and policymakers to retrieve uniformly defined state and selected metropolitan-level data for chronic diseases and risk factors that impact public health.(https://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/data/index.htm)
  • Hospitals, Chronic Disease

    hospitals which provide care to patients with long-term illnesses.
  • Noncommunicable Diseases

    diseases which are typically non-infectious in origin and do not transmit from an affected individual to others. the four main types of noncommunicable diseases are cardiovascular diseases (e.g., heart attacks and stroke), cancer, chronic respiratory diseases (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma) and diabetes mellitus.
  • Anemia due to Chronic Disorder|Anemia of Chronic Disease|Anemia of Chronic Illness|Anemia of Chronic Inflammation

    anemia due to a disorder that is persistent or long-standing in nature.
  • Anemia in Other Chronic Diseases Classified Elsewhere|Anemia in Other chronic diseases classified elsewhere

    evidence of anemia in other chronic diseases classified elsewhere.
  • Chronic Disease

    a disease condition that persists over a significant span of time.
  • Family History of Chronic Disease|Other chronic diseases

    a history of a first-degree relative that has had a chronic disease.
  • Terminal Disease|Terminal Illness|terminal disease

    an illness that has a prognosis of death.
  • Terminal Illness

    an illness that has a prognosis of death.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Unknown and unspecified cases of morbidity

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

  • - Illness - See Also: Disease; - R69

Convert R69 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 799.89 - Ill-define condition NEC
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
  • ICD-9-CM Code: 799.9 - Unkn cause morb/mort NEC
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
  • ICD-9-CM Code: V41.9 - Probl w special func NOS
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.

Footnotes

[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.