Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 478.71
Cellulitis and perichondritis of larynx
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 478.71 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 478.71 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: 478.71 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J38.7 Other diseases of larynx
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 478.71:
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • glottis 478.71
    • larynx 478.71
  • Perichondritis
    • larynx 478.71
  • Typhoid (abortive) (ambulant) (any site) (fever) (hemorrhagic) (infection) (intermittent) (malignant) (rheumatic) 002.0
    • perichondritis, larynx 002.0 [478.71]
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