Valid for Submission
R94.6 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of abnormal results of thyroid function studies. The code R94.6 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code R94.6 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal thyroid hormone, euthyroid, finding of thyroid function, radioactive iodine uptake above reference range, thyroid function tests abnormal , thyroid hormone tests abnormal, 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 R94.6 are found in the index:
- - Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - See Also: Anomaly;
- - Findings, abnormal, inconclusive, without diagnosis - See Also: Abnormal;
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Abnormal thyroid hormone
- Finding of thyroid function
- Radioactive iodine uptake above reference range
- Thyroid function tests abnormal
- Thyroid hormone tests abnormal
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|643||ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH MCC||10||1.6633|
|644||ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH CC||10||1.0183|
|645||ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC||10||0.7678|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
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Information for Patients
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in your body. These include how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. All of these activities are your body's metabolism.
Thyroid problems include
- Goiter - enlargement of the thyroid gland
- Hyperthyroidism - when your thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs
- Hypothyroidism - when your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormones
- Thyroid cancer
- Thyroid nodules - lumps in the thyroid gland
- Thyroiditis - swelling of the thyroid
To diagnose thyroid diseases, doctors use a medical history, physical exam, and thyroid tests. They sometimes also use a biopsy. Treatment depends on the problem, but may include medicines, radioiodine therapy, or thyroid surgery.
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