ICD-10-CM Code J32.9

Chronic sinusitis, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

J32.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chronic sinusitis, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code J32.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess of bone of accessory sinus, bacterial sinusitis, chronic recurrent sinusitis, chronic sinusitis, deep mycosis, fistula of nasal sinus, etc

ICD-10:J32.9
Short Description:Chronic sinusitis, unspecified
Long Description:Chronic sinusitis, unspecified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code J32.9:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Sinusitis (chronic) NOS

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code J32.9 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abscess of bone of accessory sinus
  • Bacterial sinusitis
  • Chronic recurrent sinusitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Deep mycosis
  • Fistula of nasal sinus
  • Fungal sinusitis
  • Fungal sinusitis
  • Invasive fungal infection
  • Invasive fungal sinusitis
  • Nasal infection
  • Obstructive sinusitis
  • Recurrent sinusitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sinusitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae
  • Sinusitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Sinusitis co-occurrent with nasal polyps
  • Suppurative sinusitis with complications
  • Viral sinusitis

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code J32.9 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 152 - OTITIS MEDIA AND URI WITH MCC
  • 153 - OTITIS MEDIA AND URI WITHOUT MCC

Convert J32.9 to ICD-9

  • 473.9 - Chronic sinusitis NOS

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J30-J39)
      • Chronic sinusitis (J32)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Sinusitis

Sinusitis means your sinuses are inflamed. The cause can be an infection or another problem. Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain.

There are several types of sinusitis, including

  • Acute, which lasts up to 4 weeks
  • Subacute, which lasts 4 to 12 weeks
  • Chronic, which lasts more than 12 weeks and can continue for months or even years
  • Recurrent, with several attacks within a year

Acute sinusitis often starts as a cold, which then turns into a bacterial infection. Allergies, nasal problems, and certain diseases can also cause acute and chronic sinusitis.

Symptoms of sinusitis can include fever, weakness, fatigue, cough, and congestion. There may also be mucus drainage in the back of the throat, called postnasal drip. Your health care professional diagnoses sinusitis based on your symptoms and an examination of your nose and face. You may also need imaging tests. Treatments include antibiotics, decongestants, and pain relievers. Using heat pads on the inflamed area, saline nasal sprays, and vaporizers can also help.


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