ICD-10-CM Code J35.0
Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 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.
- J35.0 Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis NON-BILLABLE
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.
|ICD 9 Code:||463|
A culture positive case of Streptococcal pharyngitis with typical tonsillar exudate
Coding Notes for J35.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-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)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J35.0 - Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis'
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