ICD-10-CM Code J32.8
Other chronic sinusitis
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
J32.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other chronic sinusitis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
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 J32.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Sinusitis (chronic) involving more than one sinus but not pansinusitis
- DRG Group #152-153 - Otitis media and uri with MCC.
- DRG Group #152-153 - Otitis media and uri without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J32.8 - Other chronic sinusitis'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code J32.8 and a single ICD9 code, 473.8 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.