ICD-10-CM Code J15.21
Pneumonia due to staphylococcus aureus
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 J15.21 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of J15.21 that describes the diagnosis 'pneumonia due to staphylococcus aureus' in more detail.
- J15.21 Pneumonia due to staphylococcus aureus NON-BILLABLE
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|
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J15.21 - Pneumonia due to staphylococcus aureus'
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