What Is the ICD-9 Code for Sinusitis?


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According to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as of 2014, there are 12 possible ICD-9 codes for sinusitis, which include 461.0 through 461.3, 461.8, 461.9, 473.0 through 473.3, 473.8 and 473.9. The type of sinusitis diagnosis determines the particular code that is used.

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CMS reports that code 461.0 specifies acute maxillary sinusitis. Code 461.1 is used for acute frontal sinusitis. Code 461.2 indicates acute ethmoidal sinusitis. Code 461.3 specifies acute sphenoidal sinusitis. Code 461.8 is used for other acute sinusitis, and code 461.9 specifies acute sinusitis unspecified. Code 473.0 is used for a diagnosis of chronic maxillary sinusitis. Code 473.1 is chronic frontal sinusitis. Code 473.2 indicates chronic ethmoidal sinusitis. Code 473.3 is used for chronic sphenoidal sinusitis. Code 473.8 denotes other chronic sinusitis, and code 473.9 is for a diagnosis of unspecified sinusitis (chronic).

According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, the ICD-9 code for sinusitis is the International Classification of Diseases (ninth edition) code used for a diagnosis of sinusitis. ICD-9 codes are primarily used in medical billing.

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