R68.13 - Apparent life threatening event in infant (ALTE)

Code

R68.13 - Apparent life threatening event in infant (ALTE)
[Billable]

Includes

  • Apparent life threatening event in newborn
  • Brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE)

Code First

  • confirmed diagnosis, if known

Use Additional Code

  • 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

Code Tree

R00-R99 - Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
  • R50-R69 - General symptoms and signs
    • R68 - Other general symptoms and signs
      • R68.1 - Nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy
        • R68.11 - Excessive crying of infant (baby)
        • R68.12 - Fussy infant (baby)
        • R68.13 - Apparent life threatening event in infant (ALTE)
        • R68.19 - Other nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy

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R68.13 converts to ICD-9-CM:
  • 799.82 - Apparent life threatening event in infant
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