Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 529.1
Geographic tongue
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 529.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 529.1 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: 529.1 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K14.1 Geographic tongue
Clinical Information
  • A benign condition characterized by the development of irregular patches in the surface of the tongue resulting in a map-like appearance. The patches migrate from day to day and usually resolve without treatment
  • An idiopathic disorder characterized by the loss of filiform papillae leaving reddened areas of circinate macules bound by a white band. The lesions heal, then others erupt
Applies To
  • Benign migratory glossitis
  • Glossitis areata exfoliativa
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 529.1:
  • Erythema, erythematous (generalized) 695.9
  • Geographic tongue 529.1
  • Glossitis 529.0
    • areata exfoliativa 529.1
    • benign migratory 529.1
  • Lingua
    • geographical 529.1
  • Rash 782.1
    • wandering tongue 529.1
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 529.1 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.