Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 529.9
Unspecified condition of the tongue
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 529.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 529.9 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: 529.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K14.9 Disease of tongue, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disorder of tongue
  • Tongue disease
  • Tongue disorder
Clinical Information
  • Your tongue helps you taste, swallow, and chew. You also use it to speak. Your tongue is made up of many muscles. The upper surface contains your taste buds. Problems with the tongue include
    • pain
    • swelling
    • changes in color or texture
    • abnormal movement or difficulty moving the tongue
    • taste problems
    these problems can have many different causes. Treatment depends on the underlying problem
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 529.9:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • tongue 529.9
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