ICD-10-CM Code J32
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code J32 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of J32 that describes the diagnosis 'chronic sinusitis' in more detail.
- J32 Chronic sinusitis NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code J32 is used to code Sinusitis
Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection or rhinosinusitis, is inflammation of the sinuses resulting in symptoms. Common signs and symptoms include thick nasal mucous, a plugged nose, and pain in the face. Other signs and symptoms may include fever, headaches, poor sense of smell, sore throat, and cough. The cough is often worse at night. Serious complications are rare. It is defined as acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) if it lasts less than 4 weeks, and as chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) if it lasts for more than 12 weeks.
|ICD 9 Code:||461.473|
Left-sided maxillary sinusitis marked by an arrow. Note the lack of the air transparency indicating fluid in contrast to the other side.
Coding Notes for J32 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Includes Notes:
IncludesIncludes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
- Sinus abscess
- Sinus empyema
- Sinus infection
- Sinus suppuration
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
- Code to identify:
- Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke See code Z77.22
- Exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period See code P96.81
- History of tobacco use See code Z87.891
- Infectious agent See Section B95-B97
- Occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke See code Z57.31
- Tobacco dependence See code F17.-
- Tobacco use See code Z72.0
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
- Acute sinusitis - instead, use code J01.-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J32 - Chronic sinusitis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J32. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.