Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 847.9
Sprain of unspecified site of back
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 847.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 847.9 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: 847.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S23.9XXA Sprain of unspecified parts of thorax, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Sprain of back
  • Sprain of spinal ligament
  • Strain of back
  • Strain of tendon of back
Applies To
  • Back NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 847.9:
  • Sprain, strain (joint) (ligament) (muscle) (tendon) 848.9
    • back (see also Sprain, spine) 847.9
    • vertebrae (see also Sprain, spine) 847.9
      • cervical, cervicodorsal, cervicothoracic 847.0
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