Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 512.0
Spontaneous tension pneumothorax
  • Short description: Spont tens pneumothorax.
  • ICD-9-CM 512.0 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 512.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 512.0.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 512.0: 2013 2014.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 512.0 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J93.0 Spontaneous tension pneumothorax
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 512.0:
  • Pneumothorax 512.89
    • tense valvular, infectional 512.0
    • tension 512.0
      • iatrogenic 512.1
      • postoperative 512.1
      • spontaneous 512.0
  • Tension
    • pneumothorax 512.0
    • iatrogenic 512.1
      • postoperative 512.1
      • spontaneous 512.0
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