2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R68.0

Hypothermia, not associated with low environmental temperature

Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as R68.0. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • hypothermia NOS (accidental) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T68

    Hypothermia

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Accidental hypothermia
    • Hypothermia NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • hypothermia following anesthesia (T88.51)
    • hypothermia not associated with low environmental temperature (R68.0)
    • hypothermia of newborn (P80.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify source of exposure:
    • Exposure to excessive cold of man-made origin (W93)
    • Exposure to excessive cold of natural origin (X31)
    T68
    )
  • hypothermia due to anesthesia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T88.51

    Hypothermia following anesthesia

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    T88.51
    )
  • hypothermia due to low environmental temperature (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T68

    Hypothermia

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Accidental hypothermia
    • Hypothermia NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • hypothermia following anesthesia (T88.51)
    • hypothermia not associated with low environmental temperature (R68.0)
    • hypothermia of newborn (P80.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify source of exposure:
    • Exposure to excessive cold of man-made origin (W93)
    • Exposure to excessive cold of natural origin (X31)
    T68
    )
  • newborn hypothermia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P80
    • P80 Hypothermia of newborn
      • P80.0 Cold injury syndrome
      • P80.8 Other hypothermia of newborn
      • P80.9 Hypothermia of newborn, unspecified
    P80.-
    )
The following code(s) above R68.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to R68.0:
  • R00-R99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range R00-R99

    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified

    Note
    • This chapter includes symptoms, signs, abnormal results of clinical or other investigative procedures, and ill-defined conditions regarding which no diagnosis classifiable elsewhere is recorded.
    • Signs and symptoms that point rather definitely to a given diagnosis have been assigned to a category in other chapters of the classification. In general, categories in this chapter include the less well-defined conditions and symptoms that, without the necessary study of the case to establish a final diagnosis, point perhaps equally to two or more diseases or to two or more systems of the body. Practically all categories in the chapter could be designated 'not otherwise specified', 'unknown etiology' or 'transient'. The Alphabetical Index should be consulted to determine which symptoms and signs are to be allocated here and which to other chapters. The residual subcategories, numbered .8, are generally provided for other relevant symptoms that cannot be allocated elsewhere in the classification.
    • The conditions and signs or symptoms included in categories R00-R94 consist of:
    • (a) cases for which no more specific diagnosis can be made even after all the facts bearing on the case have been investigated;
    • (b) signs or symptoms existing at the time of initial encounter that proved to be transient and whose causes could not be determined;
    • (c) provisional diagnosis in a patient who failed to return for further investigation or care;
    • (d) cases referred elsewhere for investigation or treatment before the diagnosis was made;
    • (e) cases in which a more precise diagnosis was not available for any other reason;
    • (f) certain symptoms, for which supplementary information is provided, that represent important problems in medical care in their own right.
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on antenatal screening of mother (O28.-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • signs and symptoms classified in the body system chapters
    • signs and symptoms of breast (N63, N64.5)
    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms ICD-10-CM R68.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):

Convert R68.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to R68.0:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to R68.0:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R68.0
R63.8 Other symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake
R64 Cachexia
R65 Symptoms and signs specifically associated with systemic inflammation and infection
R65.1 Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) of non-infectious origin
R65.10 …… without acute organ dysfunction
R65.11 …… with acute organ dysfunction
R65.2 Severe sepsis
R65.20 …… without septic shock
R65.21 …… with septic shock
R68 Other general symptoms and signs
R68.0 Hypothermia, not associated with low environmental temperature
R68.1 Nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy
R68.11 Excessive crying of infant (baby)
R68.12 Fussy infant (baby)
R68.13 Apparent life threatening event in infant (ALTE)
R68.19 Other nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy
R68.2 Dry mouth, unspecified
R68.3 Clubbing of fingers
R68.8 Other general symptoms and signs
R68.81 Early satiety
R68.82 Decreased libido

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