Billable Medical Code for Streptococcal sore throat
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 034.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 034.0.
The Short Description Is: Strep sore throat.
Sore throat is also known as acute streptococcal tonsillitis, recurrent acute streptococcal tonsillitis, and streptococcal pharyngitis. This applies to septic: angina, sore throat, streptococcal: angina, laryngitis, pharyngitis, and tonsillitis.
Sore Throat Definition and Symptoms
Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils that is caused by the streptococcal bacteria. Strep throat is highly contagious and can be passed through the air. The signs and symptoms of strep throat are a sudden severe sore throat, painful swallowing, a fever of over 101 degrees, swollen tonsils, swollen lymph nodes, and puss on the back of the throat.