Billable Medical Code for Acidosis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 276.2
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 276.2.
Metabolic acidosis is also known as acidosis metabolic, alcohol induced ketoacidosis, alcoholic ketoacidosis, ketoacidosis due to acute alcohol intoxication, ketoacidosis due to acute alcoholic intoxication, ketosis, lactic acidosis, metabolic acidosis, metabolic acidosis w increased anion gap, metabolic acidosis increased anion gap, metabolic acidosis increased anion gap (IAG), and respiratory acidosis. This excludes diabetic acidosis (249.1, 250.1). This applies to acidosis: NOS, lactic, metabolic, and respiratory.
Metabolic Acidosis Definition and Symptoms
Metabolic acidosis is a disorder where the body is producing too much acid and the kidney is not removing enough acid. This can be a very serious condition resulting in coma or even death. Symptoms include rapid breathing, lethargy, confusion, and shock.