Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 790.3
Excessive blood level of alcohol
  • Short description: Excess blood-alcohol lev.
  • ICD-9-CM 790.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 790.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 790.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 790.3: 2012 2013 2014.
Applies To
  • Elevated blood-alcohol
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 790.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R78.0 Finding of alcohol in blood
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 790.3:
  • Excess, excessive, excessively
    • alcohol level in blood 790.3
  • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
    • alcohol in blood 790.3
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