Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 276.8
Hypopotassemia
  • ICD-9-CM 276.8 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 276.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 276.8.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 276.8: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Chronic hypokalemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypokalemia (low potassium level)
  • Hypokalemia chronic
Applies To
  • Hypokalemia
  • Potassium [K] deficiency
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 276.8 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E87.6 Hypokalemia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 276.8:
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • potassium (K) 276.8
  • Depletion
    • potassium 276.8
  • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
    • potassium
      • deficiency 276.8
      • excess 276.7
  • Hypokalemia 276.8
  • Hypopotassemia 276.8
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • hypokalemic 276.8
    • hypopotassemia 276.8
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