Billable Medical Code for Dermatophytosis of Nail
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 110.1
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 110.1.
Onychomycosis is also known as dystrophic onychomycosis, onychomycosis, onychomycosis (nail fungal infection), onychomycosis/dystrophy, and total dystrophic onychomycosis. This applies to dermatophytic onychia, onychomycosis, and tinea unguium.
Onychomycosis Definition and Symptoms
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection in the toe or fingernails that can include all components of the nail. The infection begins underneath the nail and causes the nail to look opaque and brittle. Symptoms include thickening of the nail, pain when standing, and a sensation of prickling or tingling in the toe or finger.