Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 780.03
Persistent vegetative state
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Persistent vegtv state.
  • ICD-9-CM 780.03 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 780.03 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Vegetative state refers to the neurocognitive status of individuals with severe brain damage, in whom physiologic functions (sleep-wake cycles, autonomic control, and breathing) persist, but awareness (including all cognitive function and emotion) is abolished.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 780.03 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R40.3 Persistent vegetative state
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 780.03:
  • Alteration (of), altered
    • consciousness 780.09
      • persistent vegetative state 780.03
      • transient 780.02
  • Persistence, persistent (congenital) 759.89
    • vegetative state 780.03
  • State
    • vegetative (persistent) 780.03
  • Vegetation, vegetative
    • consciousness (persistent) 780.03
    • state (persistent) 780.03
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