Billable Medical Code for Unspecified Sinusitis (Chronic)
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 473.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 473.9.
The Short Description Is: Chronic sinusitis NOS.
Chronic sinusitis is also known as abscess of accessory sinus bone, abscess of bone of accessory sinus, abscess of nasal sinus, chronic sinusitis, disorder of nasal sinus, empyema of nasal sinus, nasal infection, nasal sinus abscess, nasal sinus disease, nasal sinus empyema, sinusitis, sinusitis w nasal polyposis, sinusitis with nasal polyps, and sinusitis chronic.
Chronic Sinusitis Definition and Symptoms
Chronis sinusitis is a fairy common condition in which the cavities around the nasal passages (sinuses) become inflamed for eight weeks or longer despite attempts to treat. This condition interferes with the drainage and causes mucus build up. Symptoms include nasal congestion, reduced sense of smell and taste, ear pain, difficulty breathing through your nose, pain or tenderness around the eyes, and sore throat.