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ICD-10-CM Code R09.81
Nasal congestion

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

R09.81 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of nasal congestion. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code R098 is used to code Post-nasal drip

Post-nasal drip (PND, or post nasal drip syndrome, PNDS, also known as Upper Airways Cough Syndrome, UACS) occurs when excessive mucus is produced by the nasal mucosa. The excess mucus accumulates in the throat or back of the nose. It is caused by rhinitis, sinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or by a disorder of swallowing (such as an esophageal motility disorder). It is frequently caused by an allergy, which may be seasonal or persistent throughout the year.

Specialty: Otorhinolaryngology
MeSH Codes: , , D006337
ICD 9 Codes: 784.91, 786.7, 785.9
Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #154-156 - Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #154-156 - Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #154-156 - Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #795 - Normal newborn.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R09.81 - Nasal congestion'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R09.81. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Other disease of nasal cavity and sinuses (approximate match)

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 R09.81 and a single ICD9 code, 478.19 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: R09.8 - Other specified symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems

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