Billable Medical Code for Dehydration
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 276.51
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 276.51.
Dehydration is also known as dehydration due to radiation, dehydration hypernatremic, dehydration secondary to radiation, dehydration mild, dehydration moderate, dehydration severe, hypernatremic dehydration, mild dehydration, moderate dehydration, and severe dehydration.
Dehydration Definition and Symptoms
Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluid than you take in. If the body does not have enough fluid it cannot perform normal functions. Symptoms of dehydration include dry mouth, sleepiness, thirst, decreased urine output, dry skin, headache, constipation, dizziness, and lightheadedness.