Billable Medical Code for Bronchitis, Not Specified as Acute or Chronic
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 490
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 490.
The Short Description Is: Bronchitis NOS.
Bronchitis is also known as bronchitis, chest cold, laryngotracheobronchitis, and tracheobronchitis. This excludes bronchitis: allergic NOS (493.9), asthmatic NOS (493.9), and due to fumes and vapors (506.0). This applies to bronchitis NOS: catarrhal, with tracheitis NOS, and tracheobronchitis NOS.
Bronchitis Definition and Symptoms
Bronchitis is when the lining of the bronchial tubes become inflamed. This is most commonly caused by viruses. Symptoms include cough, fever, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, fatigue, and excessive mucus production.