Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 786.2
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 786.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 786.2 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: 786.2 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R05 Cough
Approximate Synonyms
  • Chronic cough
  • Cough syncope (fainting)
  • Cough, persistent
  • Paroxysmal cough
  • Persistent cough
  • Persistent cough after viral respiratory infection (disorder)
  • Postviral cough
  • Syncope, cough
  • Tussive syncope
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by sudden, often repetitive, spasmodic contraction of the thoracic cavity, resulting in violent release of air from the lungs and usually accompanied by a distinctive sound
  • A sudden, audible expulsion of air from the lungs through a partially closed glottis, preceded by inhalation. It is a protective response that serves to clear the trachea, bronchi, and/or lungs of irritants and secretions, or to prevent aspiration of foreign materials into the lungs
  • A sudden, often repetitive, spasmodic contraction of the thoracic cavity, resulting in violent release of air from the lungs, and usually accompanied by a distinctive sound
  • Coughing is a reflex that keeps your throat and airways clear. Although it can be annoying, coughing helps your body heal or protect itself. Coughs can be either acute or chronic. Acute coughs begin suddenly and usually last no more than 2 to 3 weeks. Acute coughs are the kind you most often get with a cold or flu. Chronic coughs last longer than 2 to 3 weeks. Causes of chronic cough include
    • asthma
    • allergies
    • copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
    • smoking
    • throat disorders, such as croup in young children
    • some medicines
    water can help ease your cough - whether you drink it or add it to the air with a steamy shower or vaporizer. If you have a cold or the flu, antihistamines may work better than non-prescription cough medicines. Children under four should not have cough medicine. For children over four, use caution and read labels carefully
786.2 Excludes
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 786.2:
  • Cough 786.2
    • with hemorrhage (see also Hemoptysis) 786.39
    • affected 786.2
    • bronchial 786.2
      • with grippe or influenza (see also Influenza) 487.1
    • chronic 786.2
    • epidemic 786.2
    • laryngeal, spasmodic 786.2
    • nervous 786.2
  • Epilepsy, epileptic (idiopathic) 345.9
    • laryngeal 786.2
  • Laryngeal - see also condition
    • syncope 786.2
  • Syncope (near) (pre-) 780.2
    • laryngeal 786.2
    • tussive 786.2
  • Vertigo 780.4
    • laryngeal 786.2
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 786.2 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.