2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G47.3

Sleep apnea

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • G47.3 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM G47.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G47.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 G47.3 may differ.
Code Also
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  • any associated underlying condition
Type 1 Excludes
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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 G47.3. 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.
  • apnea NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R06.81

    Apnea, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Apnea NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • apnea (of) newborn (P28.4)
    • sleep apnea (G47.3-)
    • sleep apnea of newborn (primary) (P28.3)
    R06.81
    )
  • Cheyne-Stokes breathing (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R06.3

    Periodic breathing

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Cheyne-Stokes breathing
    R06.3
    )
  • pickwickian syndrome (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E66.2

    Morbid (severe) obesity with alveolar hypoventilation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS)
    • Pickwickian syndrome
    E66.2
    )
  • sleep apnea of newborn (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P28.3

    Primary sleep apnea of newborn

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Applicable To
    • Central sleep apnea of newborn
    • Obstructive sleep apnea of newborn
    • Sleep apnea of newborn NOS
    P28.3
    )
The following code(s) above G47.3 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 G47.3:
  • G00-G99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range G00-G99

    Diseases of the nervous system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the nervous system
  • G47
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G47

    Sleep disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    Sleep disorders
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by cessation of breathing for short periods during sleep.
  • A sleep disorder that is marked by pauses in breathing of 10 seconds or more during sleep, and causes unrestful sleep. Symptoms include loud or abnormal snoring, daytime sleepiness, irritability, and depression.
  • Cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep and consequent oxygen desaturation.
  • Cessation of breathing for short periods during sleep. It is classified as obstructive, central, or mixed obstructive-central. It can occur at any age but it is more frequent in people over forty. Risk factors include male sex and obesity.
  • Disorders characterized by multiple cessations of respirations during sleep that induce partial arousals and interfere with the maintenance of sleep. Sleep apnea syndromes are divided into central (see sleep apnea, central), obstructive (see sleep apnea, obstructive), and mixed central-obstructive types.
  • Sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be serious. In sleep apnea, your breathing stops or gets very shallow. Each pause in breathing typically lasts 10 to 20 seconds or more. These pauses can occur 20 to 30 times or more an hour. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. That means you are unable to get enough air through your mouth and nose into your lungs. When that happens, the amount of oxygen in your blood may drop. Normal breaths resume with a snort or choking sound. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. When your sleep is interrupted throughout the night, you can be drowsy during the day. People with sleep apnea are at higher risk for car crashes, work-related accidents and other medical problems. If you have it, it is important to get treatment.
  • Temporary absence of breathing or prolonged respiratory failure occurring during sleep.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to G47.3:
  • Code Also: I27.23
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I27.23

    Pulmonary hypertension due to lung diseases and hypoxia

      2018 - New Code 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Group 3 pulmonary hypertension
    Code Also
    • associated lung disease, if known, such as:
    • bronchiectasis (J47.-)
    • cystic fibrosis with pulmonary manifestations (E84.0)
    • interstitial lung disease (J84.-)
    • pleural effusion (J90)
    • sleep apnea (G47.3-)
  • Type 1 Excludes: R06.81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R06.81

    Apnea, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Apnea NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • apnea (of) newborn (P28.4)
    • sleep apnea (G47.3-)
    • sleep apnea of newborn (primary) (P28.3)
  • Type 2 Excludes: G47.0
    , G47.1
    , J98
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G47.0

    Insomnia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G47.1

    Hypersomnia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J98

    Other respiratory disorders

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    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G47.3
G47.2 Circadian rhythm sleep disorders
G47.20 Circadian rhythm sleep disorder, unspecified type
G47.21 Circadian rhythm sleep disorder, delayed sleep phase type
G47.22 Circadian rhythm sleep disorder, advanced sleep phase type
G47.23 Circadian rhythm sleep disorder, irregular sleep wake type
G47.24 Circadian rhythm sleep disorder, free running type
G47.25 Circadian rhythm sleep disorder, jet lag type
G47.26 Circadian rhythm sleep disorder, shift work type
G47.27 Circadian rhythm sleep disorder in conditions classified elsewhere
G47.29 Other circadian rhythm sleep disorder
G47.3 Sleep apnea
G47.30 …… unspecified
G47.31 Primary central sleep apnea
G47.32 High altitude periodic breathing
G47.33 Obstructive sleep apnea (adult) (pediatric)
G47.34 Idiopathic sleep related nonobstructive alveolar hypoventilation
G47.35 Congenital central alveolar hypoventilation syndrome
G47.36 Sleep related hypoventilation in conditions classified elsewhere
G47.37 Central sleep apnea in conditions classified elsewhere
G47.39 Other sleep apnea
G47.4 Narcolepsy and cataplexy

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