Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 255.42
Mineralocorticoid deficiency
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 255.42 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 255.42 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 255.42 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E27.49 Other adrenocortical insufficiency
Clinical Information
  • Aldosterone deficiency, usually associated with hypoadrenalism and characterized by hypotension, dehydration, and a tendency to excrete excessive amounts of sodium
255.42 Excludes
  • combined glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid deficiency (255.41)
Applies To
  • Hypoaldosteronism
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 255.42:
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • mineralocorticoid 255.42
  • Hypoaldosteronism 255.42
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