ICD-10-CM Code J39
Other diseases of upper respiratory tract
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 J39 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of J39 that describes the diagnosis 'other diseases of upper respiratory tract' in more detail.
- J39 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract NON-BILLABLE
Coding Notes for J39 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Acute respiratory infection NOS - instead, use Code J22
- Acute upper respiratory infection - instead, use code J06.9
- Upper respiratory inflammation due to chemicals, gases, fumes or vapors - instead, use code J68.2
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J39 - Other diseases of upper respiratory tract'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J39. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.