Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 523.42
Chronic periodontitis, generalized
  • Short description: Chron periodontitis,gen.
  • ICD-9-CM 523.42 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 523.42 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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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 523.42: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 523.42 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K05.32 Chronic periodontitis, generalized
Approximate Synonyms
  • Chronic generalized periodontitis
  • Generalized adult periodontitis
  • Prepubertal periodontitis - generalized
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 523.42:
  • Periodontitis (chronic) (complex) (compound) (simplex) 523.40
    • generalized 523.42
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