Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 276.2
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 276.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 276.2 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: 276.2 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E87.2 Acidosis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acidosis, metabolic
  • Alcohol induced ketoacidosis
  • Alcoholic ketoacidosis
  • Ketoacidosis due to acute alcohol intoxication
  • Ketoacidosis due to acute alcoholic intoxication
  • Ketosis
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Metabolic acidosis w increased anion gap
  • Metabolic acidosis, increased anion gap
  • Metabolic acidosis, increased anion gap (IAG)
  • Respiratory acidosis
Clinical Information
  • (met-ah-bol-ik as-id-o-sis) a condition in which the blood is too acidic. It may be caused by severe illness or sepsis (bacteria in the bloodstream)
  • A disorder characterized by abnormally high acidity (high hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
  • A pathologic condition of acid accumulation or depletion of base in the body. The two main types are respiratory acidosis and metabolic acidosis, due to metabolic acid build up
  • A state due to excess retention of carbon dioxide in the body
  • Acidosis caused by accumulation of lactic acid more rapidly than it can be metabolized; may occur spontaneously or in association with diseases such as diabetes mellitus, leukemia, or liver failure
  • Acidosis resulted from any pathologic condition interfering with normal ventilation, e.g. In case of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • An abnormal increase in the acidity of the body's fluids
  • An abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
  • An abnormally high acidity of the blood and other body tissues. Acidosis can be either respiratory or metabolic
  • Excess retention of carbon dioxide in the body resulting from ventilatory impairment
  • Pathologic condition resulting from accumulation of acid or depletion of the alkaline reserve (bicarbonate) content of the blood and body tissues, and characterized by an increase in hydrogen ion concentration (decrease in ph)
276.2 Excludes
Applies To
  • Acidosis:
    • NOS
    • lactic
    • metabolic
    • respiratory
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 276.2:
  • Acarbia 276.2
  • Acid
    • intoxication 276.2
  • Acidemia 276.2
    • fetal
      • affecting management of pregnancy 656.3
      • before onset of labor, in liveborn infant 768.2
      • during labor and delivery, in liveborn infant 768.3
      • intrauterine 656.3
      • unspecified as to time of onset, in liveborn infant 768.4
  • Acidosis 276.2
    • fetal, affecting newborn 775.81
    • fetal, affecting management of pregnancy 656.8
    • lactic 276.2
    • metabolic NEC 276.2
    • renal
    • respiratory 276.2
      • complicated by
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • electrolyte NEC 276.9
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with metabolic disorder
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.4
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.4
      • acidosis 276.2
        • metabolic 276.2
        • respiratory 276.2
      • alkalosis 276.3
      • following
      • neonatal, transitory NEC 775.5
  • Intoxication
    • acid 276.2
  • Ketoacidosis 276.2
  • Ketosis 276.2
  • Lacticemia 271.3
    • excessive 276.2
  • Retention, retained
    • carbon dioxide 276.2
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