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ICD-10-CM Code J15
Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified

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 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.

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
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for J15 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.
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 Also
A 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 Excludes
Type-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

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