Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R73.9

Hyperglycemia, unspecified

  • R73.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, R73.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by laboratory test results that indicate an elevation in the concentration of blood sugar. It is usually an indication of diabetes mellitus or glucose intolerance.
  • A high level of blood sugar. It is usually an indication of diabetes mellitus.
  • Abnormally high blood glucose level.
  • Higher than normal amount of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood. Hyperglycemia can be a sign of diabetes or other conditions.
Description Synonyms
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
  • Hyperglycemia due to steroid
  • Steroid induced hyperglycemia
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 104 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 R73.9 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 R73.9 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM R73.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 640 Misc disorders of nutrition,metabolism,fluids/electrolytes with mcc
  • 641 Misc disorders of nutrition,metabolism,fluids/electrolytes without mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM R73.9 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM R73.9: