Billable Medical Code for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Adult)(Pediatric)

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 327.23

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 327.23.

The Short Description Is: Obstructive sleep apnea.

Known As

Obstructive sleep apnea is also known as acute hypercapnic respiratory failure due to obstructive sleep apnea, acute hypercarbic respiratory failure secondary to obstuctive sleep apnea, acute respiratory failure from obstuctive sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea of adult, obstructive sleep apnea of child, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea adult, and obstructive sleep apnea pediatric.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Definition and Symptoms

Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder where the flow of air pauses for 10 or more seconds during sleep. This is caused because the airway becomes narrowed, blocked, or floppy. This is most commonly caused by being overweight. Symptoms include daytime fatigue, irritability, sexual dysfunction, restlessness during sleep, trouble concentrating, and morning headaches.