Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 492.0
Emphysematous bleb
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 492.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 492.0 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: 492.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J43.9 Emphysema, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bullous emphysema
  • Chronic bullous emphysema
  • Emphysematous bleb of lung
Applies To
  • Giant bullous emphysema
  • Ruptured emphysematous bleb
  • Tension pneumatocele
  • Vanishing lung
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 492.0:
  • Bleb(s) 709.8
    • emphysematous (bullous) (diffuse) (lung) (ruptured) (solitary) 492.0
    • lung (ruptured) 492.0
    • subpleural (emphysematous) 492.0
  • Bulla(e) 709.8
    • lung (emphysematous) (solitary) 492.0
  • Cyst (mucus) (retention) (serous) (simple)
  • Emphysema (atrophic) (centriacinar) (centrilobular) (chronic) (diffuse) (essential) (hypertrophic) (interlobular) (lung) (obstructive) (panlobular) (paracicatricial) (paracinar) (postural) (pulmonary) (senile) (subpleural) (traction) (unilateral) (unilobular) (vesicular) 492.8
    • bullous (giant) 492.0
  • Lung - see also condition
    • vanishing 492.0
  • Pneumatocele (lung) 518.89
    • tension 492.0
  • Vanishing lung 492.0
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