Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 518.84
Acute and chronic respiratory failure
  • Short description: Acute & chronc resp fail.
  • ICD-9-CM 518.84 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 518.84 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 518.84.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 518.84: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute on chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure
  • Acute on chronic hypoxemic respiratory failure
  • Acute on chronic respiratory failure
  • Acute-on-chronic respiratory failure
  • Respiratory failure, acute on chronic
518.84 Excludes
  • acute and chronic respiratory failure following trauma or surgery (518.53)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 518.84 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J96.20 Acute and chronic respiratory failure, unspecified whether with hypoxia or hypercapnia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 518.84:
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