ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V57.0

Breathing exercises

Diagnosis Code V57.0

ICD-9: V57.0
Short Description: Breathing exercises
Long Description: Care involving breathing exercises
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V57.0

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V57 Care involving use of rehabilitation procedures

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V57.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation (rehab) is a medically supervised program to help people who have chronic breathing problems, including

  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Cystic fibrosis

During pulmonary rehab you may do exercise training and learn breathing techniques. You'll also get tips on conserving your energy and advice on nutrition and coping. These can't cure your lung disease or completely ease your breathing problems. But it can help you function better in your daily life.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Postural drainage

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