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ICD-10-CM Code J17
Pneumonia in diseases classified elsewhere

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Manifestation Code
Certain ICD-10-CM codes identify an underlying condition known as an etiology code. Conditions that arise as a result of an underlying condition (etiology), are referred to as Manifestations. In ICD-10-CM, etiology codes must be coded first, followed by the manifestation codes. When a condition requires etiology and manifestation codes, there is a "use additional code" note following the etiology code and a "code first" note following the manifestation code.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

J17 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pneumonia in diseases classified elsewhere. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code J17 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
ICD 9 Codes: 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 770.0
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for J17 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Underlying disease, such as:
Q fever See Code A78
Rheumatic fever See Code I00
Schistosomiasis (B65.0-B65.9) See code B65.0-
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."
Candidial pneumonia - instead, use code B37.1
Chlamydial pneumonia - instead, use code J16.0
Gonorrheal pneumonia - instead, use code A54.84
Histoplasmosis pneumonia (B39.0-B39.2) - instead, use code B39.0-
Measles pneumonia - instead, use code B05.2
Nocardiosis pneumonia - instead, use code A43.0
Pneumocystosis - instead, use Code B59
Pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii - instead, use Code B59
Pneumonia due to Pneumocystis jiroveci - instead, use Code B59
Pneumonia in actinomycosis - instead, use code A42.0
Pneumonia in anthrax - instead, use code A22.1
Pneumonia in ascariasis - instead, use code B77.81
Pneumonia in aspergillosis (B44.0-B44.1) - instead, use code B44.0-
Pneumonia in coccidioidomycosis (B38.0-B38.2) - instead, use code B38.0-
Pneumonia in cytomegalovirus disease - instead, use code B25.0
Pneumonia in toxoplasmosis - instead, use code B58.3
Rubella pneumonia - instead, use code B06.81
Salmonella pneumonia - instead, use code A02.22
Spirochetal infection NEC with pneumonia - instead, use code A69.8
Tularemia pneumonia - instead, use code A21.2
Typhoid fever with pneumonia - instead, use code A01.03
Varicella pneumonia - instead, use code B01.2
Whooping cough with pneumonia - instead, use Code A37 with fifth-character 1)

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.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Pneumonia due to Schistosoma mansoni (disorder)
  • Postobstructive pneumonia (disorder)
  • Lupus pneumonia (disorder)
  • Infectious mononucleosis pneumonia (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease


Pneumonia in other systemic mycoses (approximate match)
Pneumonia in other infectious diseases classified elsewhere (approximate match)
Rheumatic pneumonia (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code J17 and a single ICD9 code, 517.1 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

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