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ICD-10-CM Code J02
Acute pharyngitis

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code J02 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of J02 that describes the diagnosis 'acute pharyngitis' in more detail.

The ICD code J02 is used to code Pharyngitis

Pharyngitis is the inflammation of the pharynx, a region in the back of the throat. In most cases it is painful, and it is the most common cause of a sore throat.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Codes: D010612, D010612
ICD 9 Codes: 462, 472.1

Inflamed oropharynx: swollen and red.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for J02 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Includes Notes:
Includes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
Acute sore throat
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Acute laryngopharyngitis - instead, use code J06.0
Peritonsillar abscess - instead, use Code J36
Pharyngeal abscess - instead, use code J39.1
Retropharyngeal abscess - instead, use code J39.0
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Chronic pharyngitis - instead, use code J31.2

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