Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 245.9
Thyroiditis, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 245.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 245.9 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: 245.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E06.9 Thyroiditis, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Amiodarone induced thyroiditis
  • Drug induced thyroiditis
  • Drug-induced thyroiditis
  • Euthyroid thyroiditis
  • Goiter due to thyroiditis
  • Hyperthyroidism due to thyroiditis
  • Hypothyroidism due to thyroiditis
  • Infectious thyroiditis
  • Painless thyroiditis
  • Postpartum thyroiditis
  • Postpartum thyroiditis (thyroid inflammation after childbirth)
  • Silent thyroiditis
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyroiditis (inflammation of thyroid)
  • Thyroiditis (inflammation of thyroid) in childbirth
  • Thyroiditis (inflammation of thyroid) in pregnancy
  • Thyroiditis due to amiodarone
  • Thyroiditis in childbirth
  • Thyroiditis in pregnancy
  • Thyroiditis unspecified, with goiter
  • Thyroiditis w goiter
  • Thyroiditis, euthyroid
  • Thyroiditis, infectious
  • Thyroiditis, painless
Clinical Information
  • Inflammation of the thyroid gland
  • Inflammation of the thyroid gland. Thyroiditis may be an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland over time, causing hypothyroidism (too little thyroid hormone). A temporary form of thyroiditis may also occur after the birth of a baby, or when viral or bacterial infections spread to the thyroid
  • Inflammatory diseases of the thyroid gland. Thyroiditis can be classified into acute (thyroiditis, suppurative), subacute (granulomatous and lymphocytic), chronic fibrous (riedel's), chronic lymphocytic (hashimoto disease), transient (postpartum thyroiditis), and other autoimmune thyroiditis subtypes
Applies To
  • Thyroiditis NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 245.9:
  • Capsulitis (joint) 726.90
    • thyroid 245.9
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • thyroid (gland) (see also Thyroiditis) 245.9
  • Thyroiditis 245.9
    • acute (pyogenic) (suppurative) 245.0
    • complicating pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 648.1
    • de Quervain's (subacute granulomatous) 245.1
    • giant (cell) (follicular) 245.1
    • granulomatous (de Quervain's) (subacute) 245.1
    • Hashimoto's (struma lymphomatosa) 245.2
    • lymphocytic (chronic) 245.2
    • Riedel's (ligneous) 245.3
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 017.5
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