ICD-10-CM Code J44.0
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
J44.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code J44 is used to code Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD) and chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD), among others, is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by chronically poor airflow. It typically worsens over time. The main symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, and sputum production. Most people with chronic bronchitis have COPD.
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|ICD 9 Codes:||490, 491, 492, 494, 495, 496|
Gross pathology of a lung showing centrilobular-type emphysema characteristic of smoking. This close-up of the fixed, cut lung surface shows multiple cavities filled with heavy black carbon deposits.
Coding Notes for J44.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Additional Code Note:
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- Code to identify the infection
- DRG Group #190-192 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with MCC.
- DRG Group #190-192 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with CC.
- DRG Group #190-192 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without CC or MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J44.0 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 J44.0 and a single ICD9 code, 493.21 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.