Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E902.0
Accident due to residence or prolonged visit at high altitude
  • Billable Code
  • Not A Principal Dx
  • Short description: High altitude residence.
  • ICD-9-CM E902.0 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 E902.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • However, E902.0 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.
Applies To
  • Residence or prolonged visit at high altitude as the cause of:
    • Acosta syndrome
    • Alpine sickness
    • altitude sickness
    • Andes disease
    • anoxia, hypoxia
    • barotitis, barodontalgia, barosinusitis, otitic barotrauma
    • hypobarism, hypobaropathy
    • mountain sickness
    • range disease
Convert to ICD-10-CM: E902.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM W94.11XA Exposure to residence or prolonged visit at high altitude, initial encounter
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