Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 997.31
Ventilator associated pneumonia
  • Short description: Ventltr assoc pneumonia.
  • ICD-9-CM 997.31 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 997.31 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 997.31.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 997.31: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Ventilator-acquired pneumonia
Applies To
  • Ventilator associated pneumonitis
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify organism
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 997.31 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J95.851 Ventilator associated pneumonia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 997.31:
  • Pneumonia (acute) (Alpenstich) (benign) (bilateral) (brain) (cerebral) (circumscribed) (congestive) (creeping) (delayed resolution) (double) (epidemic) (fever) (flash) (fulminant) (fungoid) (granulomatous) (hemorrhagic) (incipient) (infantile) (infectious) (infiltration) (insular) (intermittent) (latent) (lobe) (migratory) (newborn) (organized) (overwhelming) (primary) (progressive) (pseudolobar) (purulent) (resolved) (secondary) (senile) (septic) (suppurative) (terminal) (true) (unresolved) (vesicular) 486
    • ventilator associated 997.31
  • Pneumonitis (acute) (primary) (see also Pneumonia) 486
    • ventilator associated 997.31
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