Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 132.9
Pediculosis, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 132.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 132.9 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: 132.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B85.2 Pediculosis, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Infestation by Pediculus
  • Lice
Clinical Information
  • Parasitic attack or subsistence on the skin by members of the order phthiraptera, especially on humans by pediculus humanus of the family pediculidae. The hair of the head, eyelashes, and pubis is a frequent site of infestation. (from Dorland, 28th ed; stedman, 26th ed)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 132.9:
  • Infestation 134.9
    • lice (see also infestation, pediculus) 132.9
    • louse (see also Infestation, pediculus) 132.9
  • Lice (infestation) 132.9
    • body (pediculus corporis) 132.1
    • head (pediculus capitis) 132.0
    • pubic (pediculus pubis) 132.2
  • Pediculosis (infestation) 132.9
    • capitis (head louse) (any site) 132.0
    • corporis (body louse) (any site) 132.1
    • pubis (pubic louse) (any site) 132.2
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