Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J32.9

Chronic sinusitis, unspecified

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • J32.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J32.9. Other international versions of ICD-10 J32.9 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

Clinical Information
  • Inflammation of the paranasal sinuses that typically lasts beyond eight weeks. It is caused by infections, allergies, and the presence of sinus polyps or deviated septum. Signs and symptoms include headache, nasal discharge, swelling in the face, dizziness, and breathing difficulties.
Applicable To
  • Sinusitis (chronic) NOS
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abscess of accessory sinus bone
  • Abscess of bone of accessory sinus
  • Abscess of nasal sinus
  • Abscess of nose
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Disorder of nasal sinus
  • Empyema of nasal sinus
  • Eosinophilic mucinous rhinosinusitis
  • Eosinophilic mucinous rhinosinusitis, chronic
  • Fungal sinusitis
  • Invasive fungal sinusitis
  • Nasal abscess
  • Nasal infection
  • Nasal sinus abscess
  • Nasal sinus disease
  • Nasal sinus empyema
  • Pain of respiratory structure
  • Sinus headache
  • Sinus pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sinusitis w nasal polyposis
  • Sinusitis with nasal polyps
  • Sinusitis, chronic
ICD-10-CM J32.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 152 Otitis media and uri with mcc
  • 153 Otitis media and uri without mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM J32.9 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM J32.9: