Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 470
Deviated nasal septum
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 470 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 470 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: 470 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J34.2 Deviated nasal septum
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acquired deviated nasal septum
  • Deviated nasal septum, acquired
470 Excludes
Applies To
  • Deflected septum (nasal) (acquired)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 470:
  • Crooked septum, nasal 470
  • Deflection
    • septum (acquired) (nasal) (nose) 470
    • turbinate (nose) 470
  • Deformity 738.9
    • septum (nasal) (acquired) 470
  • Deviation
    • septum (acquired) (nasal) 470
  • Dislocation (articulation) (closed) (displacement) (simple) (subluxation) 839.8
    • septum (nasal) (old) 470
  • Irregular, irregularity
    • septum (nasal) 470
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 470 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.