Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 279.50
Graft-versus-host disease, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • Unacceptable As Principal Dx
  • ICD-9-CM 279.50 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 279.50 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Graft versus host disease
  • Graft versus host disease due to kidney transplant
  • Graft-versus-host disease (disorder)
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 279.50 is considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis as it describes a circumstance which influences an individual's health status but not a current illness or injury, or the diagnosis may not be a specific manifestation but may be due to an underlying cause.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 279.50 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM D89.813 Graft-versus-host disease, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 279.50:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • host-versus-graft (immune or nonimmune cause) 279.50
  • Graft-versus-host disease 279.50
    • due to organ transplant NEC - see Complications, transplant, organ
  • Reaction
    • graft-versus-host (GVH) 279.50
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 279.50 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.