Billable Medical Code for Acute Bronchitis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 466.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 466.0.
Acute bronchitis is also known as acute bronchitis due to coxsackievirus, acute bronchitis due to echovirus, acute bronchitis due to mycoplasma pneumoniae, acute bronchitis due to parainfluenza,
acute bronchitis due to rhinovirus, acute bronchitis due to RSV, acute bronchitis due to streptococcus, acute echovirus bronchitis, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, acute mycoplasmal bronchitis, acute parainfluenza virus bronchitis, acute respiratory syncytial virus bronchitis, acute streptococcal bronchitis, acute viral bronchitis, and chronic bronchitis with acute exacerbation. This excludes acute bronchitis with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (491.22). This applies to bronchitits acute or subacute: fibrinous membranous, pneumococcal, purulent, septic, viral, with tracheitis, croupous bronchitis, and trachebronchitis acute.
Acute Bronchitis Definition and Symptoms
Acute bronchitis is when the main air passages to the lungs become swollen and inflamed. This causes the airways to narrow, making breathing difficult. Symptoms of acute bronchitis include fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, fever, and wheezing.