ICD 10 For Sinusitis-J32.9 ICD-10-CM codes for sinusitis and Diseases of the Respiratory System includes codes from J00-J99. There is an instructional note under code J32.8 that states it is used for chronic sinusitis involving more than one sinus but not pansinusitis. The same rules will be applied for acute and acute recurrent sinusitis under category J01.
For all four sinuses affected (unilaterally or bilaterally), then code J32.4 is reported for chronic pansinusitis. If one sinus affected, but not pansinusitis, then code J32.8 is reported instead of each individual code.
Codes for sinusitis are categorized based on whether the documentation indicates an acute or chronic condition. Codes for acute sinusitis begin with category J01. The fourth character further defines the sinusitis based on the documented sinus(es) involved. A fifth character describes whether the acute condition is recurrent.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases explains that paranasal sinuses are inflamed due to infection, which causes pain, drainage problems, and mucus build-up. Anyone who has experienced sinusitis can identify with the pain associated with the swelling.
|J32.8||other (>1, not pan)|
|J33.0||polyp of nasal cavity|
- J01Acute sinusitis
- J01.0 Acute maxillary sinusitis
- J01.00 Acute maxillary sinusitis, unspecified
- J01.01 Acute recurrent maxillary sinusitis
- J01.1 Acute frontal sinusitis
- J01.10 Acute frontal sinusitis, unspecified
- J01.11 Acute recurrent frontal sinusitis
- J01.2 Acute sinusitis
- J01.20 Acute ethmoidal sinusitis, unspecified
- J01.21 Acute recurrent ethmoidal sinusitis
- J01.3 Acute sinusitis
- J01.30 Acute sphenoidal sinusitis, unspecified
- J01.31 Acute recurrent sphenoidal sinusitis
- J01.4 Acute
- J01.40 Acute pansinusitis, unspecified
- J01.41 Acute recurrent pansinusitis
- J01.8 sinusitis
- J01.80 Other acute sinusitis
- J01.81 Other acute recurrent sinusitis
- J01.9 Acute
- J01.90 Acute sinusitis, unspecified
- J01.91 Acute recurrent sinusitis, unspecified
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 a headache, nasal discharge, swelling in the face, dizziness, and breathing difficulties.