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.
Snoring is also known as abnormal airflow, abnormal breath sounds, abnormal distribution of ventilation, cannot blow, cannot breathe deeply enough, catching breath, central apnea due to periodic breathing, unable to huff, unable to take deep breaths, visible respiratory effort, whispering pectoriloquy, whistling in nose, whooping respirations, winded, and yawn absent. This excludes respiratory distress: following trauma and surgery (518.52), newborn (770.89) and adult (518.52). This applies to respiratory: distress and insufficiency.
Snoring Definition and Symptoms
Snoring is when there is a loud, harsh breathing sound that occurs when a person is sleeping. The most common causes of this are being overweight, swelling of tissues in the airway, and blockage in the nose. Symptoms include dry mouth when waking up and sore throat when waking.