ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Jun 26, 2017

See: Acute pharyngitis

  ICD-10 Code for Acute pharyngitis, unspecified J02.9

J02.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J02.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J00-J06 Acute upper respiratory infections (J00-J06)
Category J02 Acute pharyngitis

• See below for any additional coding requirements that may be necessary.

• Check for any notations, inclusions and/or exclusions that are specific to this ICD 10 code before using

1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Gangrenous pharyngitis (acute)
  • Infective pharyngitis (acute) NOS
  • Pharyngitis (acute) NOS
  • Sore throat (acute) NOS
  • Suppurative pharyngitis (acute)
  • Ulcerative pharyngitis (acute)
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Acute pharyngitis, unspecified”

  • Faucitis - J02.9
  • Necrosis, necrotic(ischemic)See also Gangrene
    • pharynx - J02.9
  • Pharyngitis(acute) (catarrhal)(gangrenous) (infective) (malignant) (membranous) (phlegmonous) (pseudomembranous) (simple) (subacute) (suppurative) (ulcerative) (viral) - J02.9
    • purulent - J02.9
    • putrid - J02.9
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
    • sore throat - J02.9
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.