ICD-10-CM Code J15
Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified
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 J15 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of J15 that describes the diagnosis 'bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified' in more detail.
- J15 Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE J15.0
- BILLABLE J15.1
- J15.2 NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE J15.3
- BILLABLE J15.4
- BILLABLE J15.5
- BILLABLE J15.6
- BILLABLE J15.7
- BILLABLE J15.8
- BILLABLE J15.9
The ICD code J15 is used to code Bronchopneumonia
Bronchopneumonia, bronchial pneumonia or bronchogenic pneumonia (not to be confused with lobar pneumonia) is the acute inflammation of the walls of the bronchioles. It is a type of pneumonia characterized by multiple foci of isolated, acute consolidation, affecting one or more pulmonary lobules.
|Specialty:||Infectious Disease, Pulmonology|
|MeSH Codes:||D011014, D011014, D011014, D011014, D011014, D011014, D011014, D011014, D018410, D018410, D018410|
|ICD 9 Codes:||480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 770.0, 481, 482, 483|
Coding Notes for J15 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.
- Bronchopneumonia due to bacteria other than S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae
- Associated influenza, if applicable (J09.X1, J10.0-, J11.0-) See code J09.X
Code Also Note:
Code AlsoA Code Also note indicates that two or more codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but the order of codes is at the coder's discretion. Code order depends on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
- Associated abscess, if applicable See code J85.1
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."
- Chlamydial pneumonia - instead, use code J16.0
- Congenital pneumonia - instead, use code P23.-
- Legionnaires' disease - instead, use code A48.1
- Spirochetal pneumonia - instead, use code A69.8
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J15 - Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J15. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.