2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R05

Cough

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  • R05 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM R05 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R05 - other international versions of ICD-10 R05 may differ.
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 R05. 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.
  • cough with hemorrhage (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R04.2

    Hemoptysis

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    Applicable To
    • Blood-stained sputum
    • Cough with hemorrhage
    R04.2
    )
  • smoker's cough (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J41.0

    Simple chronic bronchitis

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    J41.0
    )
The following code(s) above R05 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 R05:
  • R00-R99
    2020 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
  • Chronic cough
  • Cough syncope (fainting)
  • Cough, persistent
  • Paroxysmal cough
  • Persistent cough
  • Postviral cough
  • Tussive syncope
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by sudden, often repetitive, spasmodic contraction of the thoracic cavity, resulting in violent release of air from the lungs and usually accompanied by a distinctive sound.
  • A sudden, audible expulsion of air from the lungs through a partially closed glottis, preceded by inhalation. It is a protective response that serves to clear the trachea, bronchi, and/or lungs of irritants and secretions, or to prevent aspiration of foreign materials into the lungs.
  • A sudden, often repetitive, spasmodic contraction of the thoracic cavity, resulting in violent release of air from the lungs, and usually accompanied by a distinctive sound.
  • Coughing is a reflex that keeps your throat and airways clear. Although it can be annoying, coughing helps your body heal or protect itself. Coughs can be either acute or chronic. Acute coughs begin suddenly and usually last no more than 2 to 3 weeks. Acute coughs are the kind you most often get with a cold or flu. Chronic coughs last longer than 2 to 3 weeks. Causes of chronic cough include
    • asthma
    • allergies
    • copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
    • smoking
    • throat disorders, such as croup in young children
    • some medicines
    water can help ease your cough - whether you drink it or add it to the air with a steamy shower or vaporizer. If you have a cold or the flu, antihistamines may work better than non-prescription cough medicines. Children under four should not have cough medicine. For children over four, use caution and read labels carefully.
ICD-10-CM R05 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 204 Respiratory signs and symptoms

Convert R05 to ICD-9-CM

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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to R05:
  • Cough (affected) (chronic) (epidemic) (nervous) R05
  • Syncope (near) (pre-) R55
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R55

    Syncope and collapse

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    Applicable To
    • Blackout
    • Fainting
    • Vasovagal attack
    Type 1 Excludes
    • cardiogenic shock (R57.0)
    • carotid sinus syncope (G90.01)
    • heat syncope (T67.1)
    • neurocirculatory asthenia (F45.8)
    • neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (G90.3)
    • orthostatic hypotension (I95.1)
    • postprocedural shock (T81.1-)
    • psychogenic syncope (F48.8)
    • shock NOS (R57.9)
    • shock complicating or following abortion or ectopic or molar pregnancy (O00-O07, O08.3)
    • shock complicating or following labor and delivery (O75.1)
    • Stokes-Adams attack (I45.9)
    • unconsciousness NOS (R40.2-)
    • laryngeal R05
    • tussive R05
  • Vertigo R42
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R42

    Dizziness and giddiness

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Light-headedness
    • Vertigo NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • vertiginous syndromes (H81.-)
    • vertigo from infrasound (T75.23)
    • laryngeal R05

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R05
R03.0 Elevated blood-pressure reading, without diagnosis of hypertension
R03.1 Nonspecific low blood-pressure reading
R04 Hemorrhage from respiratory passages
R04.0 Epistaxis
R04.1 Hemorrhage from throat
R04.2 Hemoptysis
R04.8 Hemorrhage from other sites in respiratory passages
R04.81 Acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage in infants
R04.89 Hemorrhage from other sites in respiratory passages
R04.9 Hemorrhage from respiratory passages, unspecified
R05 Cough
R06 Abnormalities of breathing
R06.0 Dyspnea
R06.00 …… unspecified
R06.01 Orthopnea
R06.02 Shortness of breath
R06.03 Acute respiratory distress
R06.09 Other forms of dyspnea
R06.1 Stridor
R06.2 Wheezing
R06.3 Periodic breathing

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