Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 493.20
Chronic obstructive asthma, unspecified
  • 2014
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • Short description: Chronic obst asthma NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 493.20 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 493.20 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 493.20.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 493.20: 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 493.20 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J44.9 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Asthma W COPD
  • Asthma W irreversible airway obstruction
  • Asthma with irreversible airway obstruction
  • Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)
  • Asthma, chronic obstructive without status asthmaticus
  • Asthmatic bronchitis, chronic
  • Chronic asthmatic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive airway disease with asthma
  • Chronic obstructive asthma
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