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ICD-10-CM Code J35.0
Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis

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 J35.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of J35.0 that describes the diagnosis 'chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis' in more detail.

The ICD code J350 is used to code Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis (/ˌtɒnsɪˈlaɪtɪs/ TON-si-LEYE-tis) is inflammation of the tonsils most commonly caused by viral or bacterial infection. Symptoms may include sore throat and fever. When caused by a bacterium belonging to the group A streptococcus, it is typically referred to as strep throat. The overwhelming majority of people recover completely, with or without medication. In 40%, symptoms will resolve in three days, and within one week in 85% of people, regardless of whether streptococcal infection is present or not.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D014069
ICD 9 Code: 463

A culture positive case of Streptococcal pharyngitis with typical tonsillar exudate

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for J35.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

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 tonsillitis - instead, use code J03.-

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Chronic tonsillitis (disorder)
  • Chronic adenotonsillitis (disorder)

Parent Code: J35 - Chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids

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