Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 799.82
Apparent life threatening event in infant
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015
  • Pediatric Only Dx (0-17 years)

  • ICD-9-CM 799.82 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 799.82 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: 799.82 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R68.13 Apparent life threatening event in infant (ALTE)
Approximate Synonyms
  • Apparent life-threatening event in infant
Applies To
  • ALTE
  • Apparent life threatening event in newborn and infant
Code First
  • Code first confirmed diagnosis, if known
Use Additional
  • Use additional code(s) for associated signs and symptoms if no confirmed diagnosis established, or if signs and symptoms are not associated routinely with confirmed diagnosis, or provide additional information for cause of ALTE
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 799.82 is only applicable to pediatric patients aged 0 - 17 years inclusive.
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 799.82:
  • ALTE (apparent life threatening event) in newborn and infant 799.82
  • Event, apparent life threatening in newborn and infant (ALTE) 799.82
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 799.82 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.