Billable Medical Code for Herpes Zoster Without Mention of Complication
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 053.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 053.9.
The Short Description Is: Herpes zoster NOS.
Shingles is also known as herpes zoster and herpes zoster (shingles). This applies to herpes zoster NOS.
Shingles Definition and Symptoms
Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. This is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes the chicken pox. Symptoms include pain, burning, a red rash, fluid filler blisters, itching, fever, chills, general achiness, and headache.