Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 493.21
Chronic obstructive asthma with status asthmaticus
  • Short description: Ch ob asthma w stat asth.
  • ICD-9-CM 493.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 493.21 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 493.21 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J44.0 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection
Approximate Synonyms
  • Asthma, chronic obstructive with status asthmaticus
  • Chronic obstructive asthma w status asthmaticus
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