Billable Medical Code for Acute Bronchospasm

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 519.11

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 519.11.

Known As

Bronchospasm is also known as bronchospasm, on examination – bronchospasm, and paradoxical bronchospasm.

Bronchospasm Definition and Symptoms

Bronchospasm is the temporary narrowing of the airway to the lungs (bronchi), this is caused by the contraction of the muscles in the lung walls. Bronchospasm is typically the result of asthma. Symptoms include cough, wheezing, and shortness of breath.