ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R68.13

Apparent life threatening event in infant (ALTE)

Diagnosis Code R68.13

ICD-10: R68.13
Short Description: Apparent life threatening event in infant (ALTE)
Long Description: Apparent life threatening event in infant (ALTE)
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R68.13

Valid for Submission
The code R68.13 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Other general symptoms and signs (R68)

Information for Medical Professionals

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.

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Pediatric diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipPediatric diagnoses
Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).

Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • 799.82 - Appar life threat-infant

  • Apparent life-threatening event in infant
  • Respiratory symptom

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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