2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J32.9

Chronic sinusitis, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • J32.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM J32.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J32.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 J32.9 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Sinusitis (chronic) NOS
The following code(s) above J32.9 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to J32.9:
  • J00-J99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range J00-J99

    Diseases of the respiratory system

    Note
    • When a respiratory condition is described as occurring in more than one site and is not specifically indexed, it should be classified to the lower anatomic site (e.g. tracheobronchitis to bronchitis in J40).
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • smoke inhalation (T59.81-)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Use Additional
    • code, where applicable, to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    Diseases of the respiratory system
  • J32
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J32

    Chronic sinusitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • sinus abscess
    • sinus empyema
    • sinus infection
    • sinus suppuration
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • infectious agent (B95-B97)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    Chronic sinusitis
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 infection
  • Nasal sinus abscess
  • Nasal sinus disease
  • Nasal sinus empyema
  • Pain of respiratory structure
  • Sinus headache
  • Sinus pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sinusitis with nasal polyps
  • Sinusitis, chronic
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.
ICD-10-CM J32.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 152 Otitis media and uri with mcc
  • 153 Otitis media and uri without mcc

Convert J32.9 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to J32.9:
  • Type 1 Excludes: J01
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J01

    Acute sinusitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • acute abscess of sinus
    • acute empyema of sinus
    • acute infection of sinus
    • acute inflammation of sinus
    • acute suppuration of sinus
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J32.9:
  • Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) L02.91
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.91

    Cutaneous abscess, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • nasal J32.9
  • Degeneration, degenerative
  • Pyocele
    • turbinate J32.9 (bone)
  • Sinusitis (accessory) (chronic) (hyperplastic) (nasal) (nonpurulent) (purulent) J32.9

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J32.9
J31.0 Chronic rhinitis
J31.1 Chronic nasopharyngitis
J31.2 Chronic pharyngitis
J32 Chronic sinusitis
J32.0 Chronic maxillary sinusitis
J32.1 Chronic frontal sinusitis
J32.2 Chronic ethmoidal sinusitis
J32.3 Chronic sphenoidal sinusitis
J32.4 Chronic pansinusitis
J32.8 Other chronic sinusitis
J32.9 Chronic sinusitis, unspecified
J33 Nasal polyp
J33.0 Polyp of nasal cavity
J33.1 Polypoid sinus degeneration
J33.8 Other polyp of sinus
J33.9 Nasal polyp, unspecified
J34 Other and unspecified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
J34.0 Abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of nose
J34.1 Cyst and mucocele of nose and nasal sinus
J34.2 Deviated nasal septum
J34.3 Hypertrophy of nasal turbinates

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.