Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 478.0
Hypertrophy of nasal turbinates
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 478.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 478.0 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: 478.0 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J34.3 Hypertrophy of nasal turbinates
Approximate Synonyms
  • Hypertrophy (enlargement) of nasal turbinates
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 478.0:
  • Change(s) (of) - see also Removal of
    • hypertrophic
      • nasal sinus (see also Sinusitis) 473.9
      • turbinate, nasal 478.0
      • upper respiratory tract 478.9
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • mucous membrane
      • alveolar process 523.8
      • nose 478.19
      • turbinate (nasal) 478.0
    • turbinate (mucous membrane) 478.0
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