Billable Medical Code for Other Pneumothorax
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 512.89
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 512.89.
Pneumothorax is also known as acute pneumothorax, pneumothorax, pneumothorax (collapsed lung), spontaneous pneumothorax, and spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung). This applies to acute pneumothorax, pneumothorax NOS, and spontaneous pneumothorax NOS.
Pneumothorax Definition and Symptoms
Pneumothorax is a collapsed lung. This occurs when air gets into the space between the lungs and the chest wall and pushes on the outside of the lung, causing it to collapse. Symptoms of a collapsed lung are sudden chest pain and difficulty breathing/shortness of breath.