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ICD-10-CM Code J15.6
Pneumonia due to other aerobic Gram-negative bacteria

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

J15.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pneumonia due to other aerobic Gram-negative bacteria. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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 J15.6 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion 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.
Pneumonia due to Serratia marcescens

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #177-179 - Respiratory infections and inflammations with MCC.
  • DRG Group #177-179 - Respiratory infections and inflammations with CC.
  • DRG Group #177-179 - Respiratory infections and inflammations without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
  • DRG Group #974-976 - Hiv with major related condition with MCC.
  • DRG Group #974-976 - Hiv with major related condition with CC.
  • DRG Group #974-976 - Hiv with major related condition without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Pneumonia due to Proteus mirabilis (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J15.6 - Pneumonia due to other aerobic Gram-negative bacteria'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J15.6. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Pneumonia due to other gram-negative bacteria (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 482.83 was previously used, J15.6 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: J15 - Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/J156