Billable Medical Code for Influenza With Other Respiratory Manifestations
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 487.1
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 487.1.
The Short Description Is: Flu w resp manifest NEC.
The Flu is also known as acute bronchitis due to haemophilus influenzae, acute haemophilus influenzae bronchitis, bronchiolitis due to influenza virus, influenza, influenza (flu), influenza (flu) like illness, influenza like illness, influenza w upper respiratory symptoms, influenza with respiratory manifestation other than pneumonia, influenza with upper respiratory symptoms, influenza-like illness, and upper respiratory symptoms due to influenza. This applies to influenza NEC, influenza NOS, influenzal: laryngitis, pharyngitis, and respiratory infection (upper) (acute)
Flu Definition and Symptoms
The flu is an infection caused by the influenza virus that affects the nose, throat and lungs. This virus spreads very easily by breathing in the virus when someone who is infected coughs or sneezes as well as if you touch something with the virus on it and then touch your mouth, nose, or eyes. Symptoms of the flu can vary widely depending on the severity, the most common are runny nose, sneezing, fever, dry cough, body aches, chills, and sore throat.