ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Jun 26, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Acute bronchitis, unspecified J20.9

J20.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J20.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J20-J22 Other acute lower respiratory infections (J20-J22)
Category J20 Acute bronchitis

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.

Related Terms to “Acute bronchitis, unspecified”

  • Bronchitis(diffuse) (fibrinous) (hypostatic) (infective) (membranous) - J40
    • with
      • tracheitis(l5 years of age and above) - J40
        • acute or subacute - J20.9
        • under l5 years of age - J20.9
    • acute or subacute(with bronchospasm or obstruction) - J20.9
    • catarrhal(l5 years of age and above) - J40
      • under l5 years of age - J20.9
    • mucopurulent(chronic) (recurrent) - J41.1
      • acute or subacute - J20.9
  • Bronchorrhea - J98.09
    • acute - J20.9
  • Croup, croupous(catarrhal) (infectious) (inflammatory) (nondiphtheritic) - J05.0
    • bronchial - J20.9
  • Tracheitis(catarrhal) (infantile) (membranous) (plastic) (septal) (suppurative) (viral) - J04.10
    • with
      • bronchitis(15 years of age and above) - J40
        • under 15 years of age - J20.9
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.