ICD-10-CM Code J03.9
Acute tonsillitis, unspecified
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 J03.9 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of J03.9 that describes the diagnosis 'acute tonsillitis, unspecified' in more detail.
- J03.9 Acute tonsillitis, unspecified NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code J03 is used to code Upper respiratory tract infection
Upper respiratory tract infections (URI or URTI) are illnesses caused by an acute infection which involves the upper respiratory tract including the nose, sinuses, pharynx or larynx. This commonly includes tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, otitis media, and the common cold.
|ICD 9 Codes:||465.9, 465.9|
Coding Notes for J03.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Follicular tonsillitis (acute)
- Gangrenous tonsillitis (acute)
- Infective tonsillitis (acute)
- Tonsillitis (acute) NOS
- Ulcerative tonsillitis (acute)
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Acute viral tonsillitis (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for causative agent code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J03.9 - Acute tonsillitis, unspecified'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J03.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.