Billable Medical Code for Other Respiratory Abnormalities
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 786.09
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 786.09.
The Short Description Is: Respiratory abnorm NEC.
Dyspnea on exertion is also known as abnormal respiratory rhythm, air hunger, catching breath, does not control breathing, excessively deep breathing, hypoventilation, periodic breathing, respiratory tract paralysis, unable to breathe, unable to huff, winded, and yawning absent. This excludes respiratory distress: following trauma and surgery (518.52), newborn (770.89), syndrome (newborn) (769), adult (518.52), respiratory failure (518.81, 518.83-518.84), and newborn (770.84). This applies to respiratory: distress and insufficiency.
Dyspnea On Exertion Definition
Dyspnea on exertion is shortness of breath due to the combination of physical activity and cardiovascular or respiratory disorders. Symptoms include rapid breathing, shallow breathing, and trouble getting a deep breath.