Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 359.79
Other inflammatory and immune myopathies, NEC
  • 2014
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • Short description: Inflm/immune myopath NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 359.79 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 359.79 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).
  • You are viewing the 2014 version of ICD-9-CM 359.79.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 359.79: 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 359.79 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM G72.49 Other inflammatory and immune myopathies, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Inflammatory disorder of muscle
  • Inflammatory myopathy
  • Inflammatory myopathy, paraneoplastic
  • Inflammatory myopathy, symptomatic
  • Myopathy, inflammatory
  • Myopathy, inflammatory paraneoplastic
  • Myopathy, symptomatic inflammatory
  • Necrotizing autoimmune myopathy
  • Paraneoplastic inflammatory myopathy
  • Paraneoplastic myositis
  • Symptomatic inflammatory myopathy (disorder)
Applies To
  • Inflammatory myopathy NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 359.79:
  • Myopathy 359.9
    • inflammatory 359.79
      • immune NEC 359.79
      • specified NEC 359.79
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