Illness, unspecified (R69)

Browse all the diagnosis codes used for illness, unspecified (r69). For easy navigation, the diagnosis codes are sorted in alphabetical order and grouped by sections. Each section is clearly marked with its description, and the corresponding three-digit code range. This format makes it simple to browse diagnosis codes in this chapter or section and find what you're looking for. We've also added green checkmark icons to label billable codes, and red warning icons for non-billable ones. This makes it easy to identify which codes can be billed.

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.(

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.

Instructional Notations

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