Billable Medical Code for Hypoxemia

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 799.02

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 799.02.

Known As

Hypoxia is also known as hypoxemia (low blood oxygen), hypoxia, and hypoxia (low oxygen levels).

Hypoxia Definition and Symptoms

Hypoxia is when there is an abnormally low level of oxygen in the blood. This may be caused by a blocked airway, anemia, high altitudes, sleep apnea, or pneumonia. The main symptom experiences with hypoxia is shortness of breath.