What hypercapnia ICD codes can I use?
If you’re looking for hypercapnia ICD codes, we’d like you to know that there are no ICD codes for just hypercapnia. Hypercapnia is a problem tied to respiratory failure, so the ICD codes you’re looking for are for respiratory failure with hypercapnia as the specific problem accompanying it. There are four that you can pick from:
- J96.92 - Respiratory failure, unspecified with hypercapnia
This ICD code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to have respiratory failure. As to what kind, well, that’s unspecified. What is guaranteed is that their respiratory failure is accompanied by hypercapnia. This should only be used if the specific type of respiratory failure hasn’t been identified.
- J96.02 - Acute respiratory failure with hypercapnia
This ICD code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to have acute respiratory failure and hypercapnia.
- J96.12 - Chronic respiratory failure with hypercapnia
This ICD code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to have chronic respiratory failure and hypercapnia.
- J96.22 - Acute and chronic respiratory failure with hypercapnia
This ICD code is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to have both acute and chronic respiratory failure accompanied by hypercapnia.
Are these hypercapnia ICD codes billable?
Yes. All of the aforementioned hypercapnia ICD codes are valid and billable.
Clinical information about hypercapnia:
Hypercapnia is the term healthcare professionals use to describe the state of having too much carbon dioxide in the bloodstream. Whenever a person has hypercapnia, their body will attempt to compensate for the lack of oxygen in the bloodstream by gasping or taking deeper and longer breaths until oxygen levels are normal.
If a person has hypercapnia, it’s likely that they will feel dizzy and have a headache. Not only that, but they will also feel out of breath and tired, even if they haven’t exerted physical effort for anything, and if they do exert effort, they will run out of energy immediately.
If they suffer hypercapnia consistently and frequently, it might lead to complications down the line, especially with the respiratory system, so it’s best to address this as soon as possible and provide patients with the necessary care and suggestions for them to follow to prevent hypercapnia from affecting them again.
- Hypercapnic respiratory failure
- Acute hypercapnic respiratory failure due to obstructive sleep apnea
- Acute hypoxemic and hypercapnic respiratory failure
- Chronic hypercapnia
- Chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure
- Acute, chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure
- Acute, chronic hypoxemic, and hypercapnic respiratory failure