Billable Medical Code for Personal history of pneumonia (recurrent)
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM V12.61
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM V12.61.
The Short Description Is: Prsnl hx recur pneumonia.
Recurrent pneumonia is also known as H/O: pneumonia, history of – pneumonia, history of aspiration pneumonia, history of pneumonia, history of pneumonia due to inhaled materiel, history of recurrent pneumonia, Hx of aspiration pneumonia, Hx of pneumonia, and Hx of recurrent pneumonia.
Recurrent Pneumonia Definition and Symptoms
Recurrent pneumonia is medically defined as two or more separate occurrences of pneumonia. Recurrent pneumonia is typically due to pre-existing immune system issues such as HIV. Symptoms are no different than regular pneumonia symptoms: fever, chest congestion, respiratory infection, and cough.