Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 780.02
Transient alteration of awareness
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Trans alter awareness.
  • ICD-9-CM 780.02 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 780.02 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Disorientated in time
  • Impaired environmental interpretation syndrome
  • Mental status, transient alteration
  • On examination - conscious level fluctuating
  • Transient altered mental status (finding)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 780.02 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R40.4 Transient alteration of awareness
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 780.02:
  • Alteration (of), altered
    • awareness 780.09
      • transient 780.02
    • consciousness 780.09
      • persistent vegetative state 780.03
      • transient 780.02
  • Transient - see also condition
    • alteration of awareness 780.02
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