Billable Medical Code for Asthma Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 493.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 493.9.
This applies to asthma (bronchial) (allergic NOS), bronchitis: allergic and asthmatic.
Asthma Definition and Symptoms
Asthma is a respiratory condition that causes spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, and causes difficult breathing. Common triggers include animal dander, dust mites, certain medicines, changes weather, exercise, mold, pollen, and respiratory infections. Symptoms include chest pain, severe anxiety, rapid pulse, cough, tightness in the chest, breathing temporarily stops, and sweating.