Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 992.5
Heat exhaustion, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Heat exhaustion NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 992.5 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 992.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A clinical syndrome caused by heat stress, such as over-exertion in a hot environment or excessive exposure to sun. It is characterized by sweating, water (volume) depletion, salt depletion, cool clammy skin, nausea, and headache.
Applies To
  • Heat prostration NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 992.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T67.5XXA Heat exhaustion, unspecified, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 992.5:
  • Exhaustion, exhaustive (physical NEC) 780.79
    • heat 992.5
  • Heat (effects) 992.9
    • exhaustion 992.5
      • anhydrotic 992.3
      • due to
        • salt (and water) depletion 992.4
        • water depletion 992.3
  • Prostration 780.79
    • heat 992.5
      • anhydrotic 992.3
      • due to
        • salt (and water) depletion 992.4
        • water depletion 992.3
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