Billable Medical Code for Allergic Rhinitis, Cause Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 477.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 477.9.
The Short Description Is: Allergic rhinitis NOS.
Allergic rhinitis is also known as allergic rhinitis, allergic rhinitis (nose congestion), allergic rhinitis (nose congestion) seasonal, allergic rhinitis, perennial, perennial allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, upper respiratory tract allergy, and vasomotor rhinitis.
Allergic Rhinitis Definition and Symptoms
Allergic rhinitis is the medical term for hay fever which is an allergic reaction that replicates a chronic cold. Symptoms that typically begin as soon as an allergen is breathed in are repetitive sneezing, tickle in the throat, runny nose, itch ears, eyes, nose, and throat, watery eyes, and nasal blockage.