Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 790.91
Abnormal arterial blood gases
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Abnrml art blood gases.
  • ICD-9-CM 790.91 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 790.91 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 790.91 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R79.81 Abnormal blood-gas level
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 790.91:
  • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
    • blood gas level (arterial) 790.91
    • oxygen saturation 790.91
    • PO2-oxygen ratio 790.91
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