Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 480.9
Viral pneumonia, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Viral pneumonia NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 480.9 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 480.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bronchopneumonia due to virus
  • Influenza bronchopneumonia
  • Influenzal bronchopneumonia
  • Viral bronchopneumonia
  • Viral pneumonia
Clinical Information
  • Inflammation of the lung parenchyma that is caused by a viral infection.
  • Pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs) caused by a virus.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 480.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J12.9 Viral pneumonia, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 480.9:
  • 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
    • broncho-, bronchial (confluent) (croupous) (diffuse) (disseminated) (hemorrhagic) (involving lobes) (lobar) (terminal) 485
      • with influenza 487.0
      • allergic 518.3
      • aspiration (see also Pneumonia, aspiration) 507.0
      • bacterial 482.9
      • capillary 466.19
        • with bronchospasm or obstruction 466.19
      • chronic (see also Fibrosis, lung) 515
      • congenital (infective) 770.0
      • diplococcal 481
      • Eaton's agent 483.0
      • Escherichia coli (E. coli) 482.82
      • Friedländer's bacillus 482.0
      • Hemophilus influenzae 482.2
      • hiberno-vernal 083.0 [484.8]
      • hypostatic 514
      • influenzal (see also Influenza) 487.0
      • inhalation (see also Pneumonia, aspiration) 507.0
        • due to fumes or vapors (chemical) 506.0
      • Klebsiella 482.0
      • lipid 507.1
      • Mycoplasma (pneumoniae) 483.0
      • ornithosis 073.0
      • pleuropneumonia-like organisms (PPLO) 483.0
      • pneumococcal 481
      • Proteus 482.83
      • Pseudomonas 482.1
      • specified organism NEC 483.8
      • staphylococcal 482.40
      • streptococcal - see Pneumonia, streptococcal
      • typhoid 002.0 [484.8]
      • viral, virus (see also Pneumonia, viral) 480.9
    • due to
      • adenovirus 480.0
      • anaerobes 482.81
      • Bacterium anitratum 482.83
      • Chlamydia, chlamydial 483.1
      • coccidioidomycosis 114.0
      • Diplococcus (pneumoniae) 481
      • Eaton's agent 483.0
      • Escherichia coli (E. coli) 482.82
      • Friedländer's bacillus 482.0
      • fumes or vapors (chemical) (inhalation) 506.0
      • fungus NEC 117.9 [484.7]
      • Hemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae) 482.2
      • Herellea 482.83
      • influenza (see also Influenza) 487.0
      • Klebsiella pneumoniae 482.0
      • Mycoplasma (pneumoniae) 483.0
      • parainfluenza virus 480.2
      • pleuropneumonia-like organism (PPLO) 483.0
      • Pneumococcus 481
      • Pneumocystis carinii 136.3
      • Pneumocystis jiroveci 136.3
      • Proteus 482.83
      • Pseudomonas 482.1
      • respiratory syncytial virus 480.1
      • rickettsia 083.9 [484.8]
      • SARS-associated coronavirus 480.3
      • specified
      • Staphylococcus 482.40
      • Streptococcus - see also Pneumonia, streptococcal
      • virus (see also Pneumonia, viral) 480.9
        • SARS-associated coronavirus 480.3
    • giant cell (see also Pneumonia, viral) 480.9
    • lobar (diplococcal) (disseminated) (double) (interstitial) (pneumococcal, any type) 481
      • with influenza (see also Influenza) 487.0
      • bacterial 482.9
      • chronic (see also Fibrosis, lung) 515
      • Escherichia coli (E. coli) 482.82
      • Friedländer's bacillus 482.0
      • Hemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae) 482.2
      • hypostatic 514
      • influenzal (see also Influenza) 487.0
      • Klebsiella 482.0
      • ornithosis 073.0
      • Proteus 482.83
      • Pseudomonas 482.1
      • psittacosis 073.0
      • specified organism NEC 483.8
      • staphylococcal 482.40
      • streptococcal - see Pneumonia, streptococcal
      • viral, virus (see also Pneumonia, viral) 480.9
    • viral, virus (broncho) (interstitial) (lobar) 480.9
      • with influenza, flu, or grippe (see also Influenza) 487.0
      • adenoviral 480.0
      • parainfluenza 480.2
      • respiratory syncytial 480.1
      • SARS-associated coronavirus 480.3
      • specified type NEC 480.8
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