Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 518.53
Acute and chronic respiratory failure following trauma and surgery
  • 2014
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • Short description: Ac/chr rsp flr fol tr/sg.
  • ICD-9-CM 518.53 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 518.53 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2014 version of ICD-9-CM 518.53.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 518.53: 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 518.53 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J95.822 Acute and chronic postprocedural respiratory failure
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J96.20 Acute and chronic respiratory failure, unspecified whether with hypoxia or hypercapnia
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute and chronic postprocedural respiratory failure
  • Acute and chronic posttraumatic respiratory failure
518.53 Excludes
  • acute and chronic respiratory failure in other conditions (518.84)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 518.53:
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