Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 276.3
Alkalosis
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 276.3 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 276.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute respiratory alkalosis
  • Alkalosis, acute respiratory
  • Metabolic alkalosis
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by abnormally high alkalinity (low hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues.
  • A pathologic condition resulting from accumulation of base, or from loss of acid without comparable loss of base in the body fluids, and characterized by decrease in hydrogen ion concentration.
  • A pathological condition that removes acid or adds base to the body fluids.
  • An abnormally high alkalinity (low hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues.
  • Condition characterized by excessive loss of carbon dioxide from the body, often as a result of hyperventilation due to psychogenic or physical factors.
  • Pathological condition that removes acid or adds base to the body fluids.
Applies To
  • Alkalosis:
    • NOS
    • metabolic
    • respiratory
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 276.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E87.3 Alkalosis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 276.3:
  • Acapnia 276.3
  • Alkalemia 276.3
  • Alkalosis 276.3
    • metabolic 276.3
      • with respiratory acidosis 276.4
    • respiratory 276.3
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • electrolyte NEC 276.9
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with metabolic disorder
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.4
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.4
      • acidosis 276.2
      • alkalosis 276.3
        • metabolic 276.3
        • respiratory 276.3
      • following
      • neonatal, transitory NEC 775.5
  • Tetany, tetanic 781.7
    • alkalosis 276.3
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