Bronchitis DX Code


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.

Known As

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.