Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 993.2
Other and unspecified effects of high altitude
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Eff high altitud NEC/NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 993.2 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 993.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Applies To
  • Alpine sickness
  • Andes disease
  • Anoxia due to high altitude
  • Hypobaropathy
  • Mountain sickness
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 993.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T70.20XA Unspecified effects of high altitude, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T70.29XA Other effects of high altitude, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 993.2:
  • Acosta's disease 993.2
  • Aerodontalgia 993.2
  • Alpine sickness 993.2
  • Andes disease 993.2
  • Anoxia 799.02
    • altitude 993.2
    • high altitude 993.2
  • Aviators
    • disease or sickness (see also Effect, adverse, high altitude) 993.2
  • Balloon disease (see also Effect, adverse, high altitude) 993.2
  • Barodontalgia 993.2
  • Barotrauma 993.2
    • odontalgia 993.2
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Acosta's 993.2
    • alpine 993.2
    • altitude 993.2
    • Andes 993.2
    • aviators' (see also Effect, adverse, high altitude) 993.2
    • balloon (see also Effect, adverse, high altitude) 993.2
    • Monge's 993.2
  • Edema, edematous 782.3
    • lung 514
      • acute 518.4
        • with heart disease or failure (see also Failure, ventricular, left) 428.1
        • chemical (due to fumes or vapors) 506.1
        • due to
          • external agent(s) NEC 508.9
          • fumes and vapors (chemical) (inhalation) 506.1
          • radiation 508.0
      • chemical (acute) 506.1
      • chronic 514
        • chemical (due to fumes or vapors) 506.4
        • due to
          • external agent(s) NEC 508.9
          • fumes or vapors (chemical) (inhalation) 506.4
          • radiation 508.1
      • due to
        • external agent 508.9
        • high altitude 993.2
        • near drowning 994.1
      • postoperative 518.4
      • terminal 514
  • Effect, adverse NEC
    • high altitude NEC 993.2
  • High
    • altitude effects 993.2
  • Hypobarism 993.2
  • Hypobaropathy 993.2
  • Mountain
    • sickness 993.2
  • Sickness
    • alpine 993.2
    • altitude 993.2
    • Andes 993.2
    • aviators' 993.2
    • balloon 993.2
    • mountain 993.2
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • low
      • atmospheric pressure 993.2
      • back 724.2
      • output (cardiac) (see also Failure, heart) 428.9
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