Billable Medical Code for Viral Pneumonia, Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 480.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 480.9.
The Short Description Is: Viral pneumonia NOS.
Viral pneumonia is also known as bronchopneumonia due to virus, influenza bronchopneumonia, influenzal bronchopneumonia, viral bronchopneumonia, and viral pneumonia.
Viral Pneumonia Definition and Symptoms
Viral pneumonia is when the lungs become irritated and swollen due to an infection with a virus. Viral pneumonia is usually not serious and has a short duration, however the flu virus can cause viral pneumonia to be fatal. Symptoms include shaking chills, fever, muscle aches, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, and chest pain.