Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 461.8
Other acute sinusitis
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 461.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 461.8 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: 461.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J01.40 Acute pansinusitis, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute bacterial sinusitis
  • Acute empyema of nasal sinus
  • Acute pansinusitis
  • Acute rhinosinusitis
  • Recurrent acute pansinusitis
Applies To
  • Acute pansinusitis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 461.8:
  • Pansinusitis (chronic) (hyperplastic) (nonpurulent) (purulent) 473.8
    • acute 461.8
  • Sinusitis (accessory) (nasal) (hyperplastic) (nonpurulent) (purulent) (chronic) 473.9
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 461.8 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.