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ICD-10-CM Code J37.0
Chronic laryngitis

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

J37.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of chronic laryngitis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code J370 is used to code Laryngitis

Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx. It causes hoarse voice or temporary complete loss of the voice because of irritation to the vocal folds (vocal cords). Dysphonia is the medical term for a vocal disorder, of which laryngitis is one cause.

Specialty: Otorhinolaryngology
MeSH Codes: D007827, D007827, D007827, D007827, D007827, D007827, D007827
ICD 9 Codes: 464.0, 464.1, 464.2, 464.3, 464.4, 476.0, 476.1

Endoscopic image of inflamed larynx caused by acid reflux.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for J37.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Catarrhal laryngitis
Hypertrophic laryngitis
Sicca laryngitis
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 laryngitis - instead, use code J04.0
Obstructive (acute) laryngitis - instead, use code J05.0

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #152-153 - Otitis media and uri with MCC.
  • DRG Group #152-153 - Otitis media and uri without MCC.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Chronic laryngitis (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 476.0 was previously used, J37.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: J37 - Chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/J370