Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 733.6
Tietze's disease
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 733.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 733.6 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: 733.6 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M94.0 Chondrocostal junction syndrome [Tietze]
Approximate Synonyms
  • Costal chondritis
  • Costochondritis
Clinical Information
  • A benign inflammation of one or more of the costal cartilages
  • Idiopathic painful nonsuppurative swellings of one or more costal cartilages, especially of the second rib. The anterior chest pain may mimic that of coronary artery disease. (Dorland, 27th ed.)
Applies To
  • Costochondral junction syndrome
  • Costochondritis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 733.6:
  • Chondritis (purulent) 733.99
    • costal 733.6
      • Tietze's 733.6
  • Chondropathia tuberosa 733.6
  • Costochondritis 733.6
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Tietze's 733.6
  • Rheumatism, rheumatic (acute NEC) 729.0
    • intercostal 729.0
      • meaning Tietze's disease 733.6
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • costochondral junction 733.6
    • Tietze's 733.6
  • Tietze's disease or syndrome 733.6
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