ICD-10-CM Code R84

Abnormal findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

R84 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of abnormal findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:R84
Short Description:Abnormal findings in specimens from resp org/thrx
Long Description:Abnormal findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • R84.0 - Abnormal level of enzymes in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
  • R84.1 - Abnormal level of hormones in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
  • R84.2 - Abnormal level of other drugs, medicaments and biological substances in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
  • R84.3 - Abnormal level of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
  • R84.4 - Abnormal immunological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
  • R84.5 - Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
  • R84.6 - Abnormal cytological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
  • R84.7 - Abnormal histological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
  • R84.8 - Other abnormal findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
  • R84.9 - Unspecified abnormal finding in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax

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 R84:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • abnormal findings in bronchial washings
  • abnormal findings in nasal secretions
  • abnormal findings in pleural fluid
  • abnormal findings in sputum
  • abnormal findings in throat scrapings

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.
  • blood-stained sputum R04.2

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on examination of other body fluids, substances and tissues, without diagnosis (R83-R89)
      • Abnormal findings in specimens from resp org/thrx (R84)

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