Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 052.9
Varicella without mention of complication
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 052.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 052.9 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: 052.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B01.9 Varicella without complication
Approximate Synonyms
  • Varicella
Clinical Information
  • Highly contagious infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (herpesvirus 3); usually affects children, is spread by direct contact or respiratory route via droplet nuclei, and is characterized by the appearance on the skin and mucous membranes of successive crops of typical pruritic vesicular lesions that are easily broken and become scabbed; chickenpox is relatively benign in children, but may be complicated by pneumonia and encephalitis in adults
Applies To
  • Chickenpox NOS
  • Varicella NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 052.9:
  • Chickenpox (see also Varicella) 052.9
    • vaccination and inoculation (prophylactic) V05.4
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • varicella 052.9
  • Varicella 052.9
    • vaccination and inoculation (against) (prophylactic) V05.4
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