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ICD-10-CM Code J20
Acute bronchitis

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 J20 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of J20 that describes the diagnosis 'acute bronchitis' in more detail.

The ICD code J20 is used to code Respiratory disease

Respiratory disease is a medical term that encompasses pathological conditions affecting the organs and tissues that make gas exchange possible in higher organisms, and includes conditions of the upper respiratory tract, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, pleura and pleural cavity, and the nerves and muscles of breathing. Respiratory diseases range from mild and self-limiting, such as the common cold, to life-threatening entities like bacterial pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and lung cancer.

Specialty: Pulmonology
MeSH Codes: D012140, D012140, D012140, D012140, D012140, D012140
ICD 9 Codes: 460, 470, 480, 490, 500, 519

Micrograph of an emphysematous lung; emphysema is a common respiratory disease, strongly associated with smoking. H&E stain.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for J20 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.
Acute and subacute bronchitis (with) bronchospasm
Acute and subacute bronchitis (with) tracheitis
Acute and subacute bronchitis (with) tracheobronchitis, acute
Acute and subacute fibrinous bronchitis
Acute and subacute membranous bronchitis
Acute and subacute purulent bronchitis
Acute and subacute septic bronchitis
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."
Bronchitis NOS - instead, use Code J40
Tracheobronchitis NOS - instead, use Code J40
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Acute bronchitis with bronchiectasis - instead, use code J47.0
Acute bronchitis with chronic obstructive asthma - instead, use code J44.0
Acute bronchitis with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - instead, use code J44.0
Allergic bronchitis NOS - instead, use code J45.909-
Bronchitis due to chemicals, fumes and vapors - instead, use code J68.0
Chronic bronchitis NOS - instead, use Code J42
Chronic mucopurulent bronchitis - instead, use code J41.1
Chronic obstructive bronchitis - instead, use code J44.-
Chronic obstructive tracheobronchitis - instead, use code J44.-
Chronic simple bronchitis - instead, use code J41.0
Chronic tracheobronchitis - instead, use Code J42

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