Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 276.9
Electrolyte and fluid disorders not elsewhere classified
  • Short description: Electrolyt/fluid dis NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 276.9 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 276.9 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 276.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 276.9: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Central nervous system disorder of water regulation
  • Chloride disorder
  • Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to electrolyte deficiency
  • Disorder of acid-base balance
  • Disorder of electrolytes
  • Disorder of fluid AND/OR electrolyte
  • Electrolyte depletion
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Fluid imbalance
  • Fluid volume disorder
  • Hyperchloremia
  • Hypocapnia
  • Hypochloremia
  • Increased anion gap
  • Ketonemia
  • McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome
  • Osmolality disturbance
  • Overhydration
  • Positive fluid balance
  • Potassium disorder
  • Reduced anion gap
  • Reversed anion gap
  • Sodium disorder
  • Transurethral syndrome
276.9 Excludes
  • electrolyte imbalance:
    • associated with hyperemesis gravidarum (643.1)
    • complicating labor and delivery (669.0)
    • following abortion and ectopic or molar pregnancy (634-638 with.4, 639.4)
Applies To
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Hyperchloremia
  • Hypochloremia
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 276.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E87.8 Other disorders of electrolyte and fluid balance, not elsewhere classified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 276.9:
  • Decrease, decreased
    • tolerance
      • fat 579.8
      • salt and water 276.9
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • balance
      • acid-base 276.9
        • mixed (with hypercapnia) 276.4
      • electrolyte 276.9
      • fluid 276.9
    • electrolyte NEC 276.9
    • fluid NEC 276.9
  • Disturbance - see also Disease
    • acid-base equilibrium 276.9
  • Electrolyte imbalance 276.9
    • with
      • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with metabolic disorder
      • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.4
      • hyperemesis gravidarum (before 22 completed weeks gestation) 643.1
      • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.4
    • following
  • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
    • bicarbonate 276.9
    • carbonate 276.9
    • chloride 276.9
  • Hyperchloremia 276.9
  • Hyperelectrolytemia 276.9
  • Hyperiodemia 276.9
  • Hypochloremia 276.9
  • Imbalance 781.2
    • electrolyte 276.9
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with metabolic disorder
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.4
        • hyperemesis gravidarum (before 22 completed weeks gestation) 643.1
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.4
      • following
      • neonatal, transitory NEC 775.5
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • disequilibrium 276.9
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