2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R19.6

Halitosis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • R19.6 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 R19.6 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R19.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 R19.6 may differ.
The following code(s) above R19.6 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 R19.6:
  • 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
  • R10-R19
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range R10-R19

    Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen

    Type 2 Excludes
    • congenital or infantile pylorospasm (Q40.0)
    • gastrointestinal hemorrhage (K92.0-K92.2)
    • intestinal obstruction (K56.-)
    • newborn gastrointestinal hemorrhage (P54.0-P54.3)
    • newborn intestinal obstruction (P76.-)
    • pylorospasm (K31.3)
    • signs and symptoms involving the urinary system (R30-R39)
    • symptoms referable to female genital organs (N94.-)
    • symptoms referable to male genital organs (N48-N50)
    Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen
  • R19
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R19

    Other symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Other symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen
Approximate Synonyms
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • O/e-breath offensive-halitosis
Clinical Information
  • An offensive, foul breath odor resulting from a variety of causes such as poor oral hygiene, dental or oral infections, or the ingestion of certain foods.
  • There are many reasons why you might have bad breath. You can get it if you don't brush and floss regularly. Bacteria that build up in your mouth and between your teeth produce the bad odor. Other problems in your mouth, such as gum disease, dry mouth or cavities, may also cause it. sinusitis or problems with your nose may be to blame. You can also have bad breath if you eat some foods, like raw onions, garlic or cabbage. And of course smoking causes its own bad aroma. Some diseases and medicines are associated with a specific breath odor. Having good dental habits, like brushing and flossing regularly, help fight bad breath. Mouthwashes, mints or chewing gum may make your breath fresher. If you have an underlying disorder, treating it may help eliminate the breath odor.
ICD-10-CM R19.6 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 154 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with mcc
  • 155 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with cc
  • 156 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert R19.6 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 R19.6:
  • Breath
    • foul R19.6
  • Fetid
    • breath R19.6
  • Foul breath R19.6
  • Halitosis R19.6

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R19.6
R19.30 …… unspecified site
R19.31 Right upper quadrant abdominal rigidity
R19.32 Left upper quadrant abdominal rigidity
R19.33 Right lower quadrant abdominal rigidity
R19.34 Left lower quadrant abdominal rigidity
R19.35 Periumbilic abdominal rigidity
R19.36 Epigastric abdominal rigidity
R19.37 Generalized abdominal rigidity
R19.4 Change in bowel habit
R19.5 Other fecal abnormalities
R19.6 Halitosis
R19.7 Diarrhea, unspecified
R19.8 Other specified symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen
R20 Disturbances of skin sensation
R20.0 Anesthesia of skin
R20.1 Hypoesthesia of skin
R20.2 Paresthesia of skin
R20.3 Hyperesthesia
R20.8 Other disturbances of skin sensation
R20.9 Unspecified disturbances of skin sensation
R21 Rash and other nonspecific skin eruption

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.