ICD-10-CM Code J02
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 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.
- J02 Acute pharyngitis NON-BILLABLE
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.
|MeSH Codes:||D010612, D010612|
|ICD 9 Codes:||462, 472.1|
Inflamed oropharynx: swollen and red.
Coding Notes for J02 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Includes Notes:
IncludesIncludes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
- Acute sore throat
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-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 ExcludesType-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
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J02 - Acute pharyngitis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J02. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.