Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 491.2
Obstructive chronic bronchitis
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 491.2 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
491.2 Excludes
  • asthmatic bronchitis (acute) (NOS) 493.9
  • chronic obstructive asthma 493.2
Applies To
  • Bronchitis:
    • emphysematous
    • obstructive (chronic) (diffuse)
  • Bronchitis with:
    • chronic airway obstruction
    • emphysema
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