Billable Medical Code for Cough
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 786.2
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 786.2.
Cough is also known as chronic cough, cough syncope (fainting), cough persistent, paroxysmal cough, persistent cough, persistent cough after viral respiratory infection (disorder), postviral cough,
syncope cough, and tussive syncope.
Cough is expelling air from the lungs in a sudden, sharp way. This is necessary to keep airways and the throat clear. Too much coughing may be a sign of a more serious illness. Common causes of coughs are blood pressure medication, asthma, exposure to secondhand smoke, lung disease, sinusitis, and cigarette smoking.