Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 032.81
Conjunctival diphtheria
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 032.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 032.81 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 032.81 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM A36.86 Diphtheritic conjunctivitis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat diphtheritic conjunctivitis
  • Bilateral diphtheritic conjunctivitis
  • Left diphtheritic conjunctivitis
  • Right diphtheritic conjunctivitis
Applies To
  • Pseudomembranous diphtheritic conjunctivitis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 032.81:
  • Conjunctivitis (exposure) (infectious) (nondiphtheritic) (pneumococcal) (pustular) (staphylococcal) (streptococcal) NEC 372.30
    • diphtheritic 032.81
    • pseudomembranous 372.04
      • diphtheritic 032.81
  • Ophthalmia (see also Conjunctivitis) 372.30
    • diphtheritic 032.81
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