ICD-10-CM Code R73.9

Hyperglycemia, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Valid for Submission

R73.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hyperglycemia, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R73.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute hyperglycemia, blood glucose abnormal, chronic hyperglycemia, dawn phenomenon, drug-induced hyperglycemia, high glucose level in blood, 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:R73.9
Short Description:Hyperglycemia, unspecified
Long Description:Hyperglycemia, unspecified

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 R73.9 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:

  • Acute hyperglycemia
  • Blood glucose abnormal
  • Chronic hyperglycemia
  • Dawn phenomenon
  • Drug-induced hyperglycemia
  • High glucose level in blood
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperglycemic disorder
  • Increased glucose level
  • Metabolic stress hyperglycemia
  • Neonatal hyperglycemia
  • Non-diabetic hyperglycemia
  • Poor glycemic control
  • Random blood sugar raised
  • Random glucose level abnormal
  • Steroid-induced hyperglycemia

Clinical Information

  • HYPERGLYCEMIA-. abnormally high blood glucose level.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R73.9 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.

  • 640 - MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM, FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITH MCC
  • 641 - MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM, FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITHOUT MCC

Convert R73.9 to ICD-9

  • 790.29 - Abnormal glucose NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on examination of blood, without diagnosis (R70-R79)
      • Elevated blood glucose level (R73)

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


Hyperglycemia

Hyperglycemia means high blood sugar or glucose. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that moves glucose into your cells to give them energy. Hyperglycemia happens when your body doesn't make enough insulin or can't use it the right way.

People with diabetes can get hyperglycemia from not eating the right foods or not taking medicines correctly. Other problems that can raise blood sugar include infections, certain medicines, hormone imbalances, or severe illnesses.


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