Billable Medical Code for Unspecified Pruritic Disorder
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 698.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 698.9.
The Short Description Is: Pruritic disorder NOS.
Pruritus is also known as itching of the skin, papular dermatitis of pregnancy (disorder), pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, pruritus, pruritus (itching), pruritus gravidarum, pruritus gravidarum, pruritus gravidarum (abnormal gallbladder function in pregnancy), and pruritus of pregnancy. This applies to itch NOS and pruritus NOS.
Pruritus Definition and Symptoms
Pruritus is the medical term for severe itch of the skin. Pruritus can result from a plethora of factors, some of the most common being drug reaction, food allergy, parasites, dry skin, and poison ivy.