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ICD-10-CM Code J21.8
Acute bronchiolitis due to other specified organisms

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

J21.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of acute bronchiolitis due to other specified organisms. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code J21 is used to code Acute bronchitis

Acute bronchitis, also known as a chest cold, is short-term inflammation of the bronchi (large and medium-sized airways) of the lungs. The most common symptom is a cough. Other symptoms include coughing up mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, fever, and chest discomfort. The infection may last from a few to ten days. The cough may persist for several weeks afterwards with the total duration of symptoms usually around three weeks. Some have symptoms for up to six weeks.

Specialty: Pulmonology
MeSH Code: D001991
ICD 9 Code: 466

Figure A shows the location of the lungs and bronchial tubes. Figure B is an enlarged view of a normal bronchial tube. Figure C is an enlarged view of a bronchial tube with bronchitis.

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #202-203 - Bronchitis and asthma with CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #202-203 - Bronchitis and asthma without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Acute viral bronchiolitis (disorder)
  • Adenoviral bronchiolitis (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J21.8 - Acute bronchiolitis due to other specified organisms'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J21.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Acute bronchiolitis due to other infectious organisms (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 J21.8 and a single ICD9 code, 466.19 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: J21 - Acute bronchiolitis

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