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Code J20. 9 is the diagnosis code used for Acute Bronchitis, Unspecified. Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to your lungs. Acute bronchitis is more severe and can become chronic and progress to pneumonia.
J42 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM J42 became effective on October 1, 2021. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J42 - other international versions of ICD-10 J42 may differ.
ICD-9 code 491 for Chronic bronchitis is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE AND ALLIED CONDITIONS (490-496).
491.21 - Obstructive chronic bronchitis with (acute) exacerbation.
9: Fever, unspecified.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD makes breathing difficult for the 16 million Americans who have this disease.
Short description: Chronic respiratory fail. ICD-9-CM 518.83 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 518.83 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015.
ICD-Code J44. 9 is a billable ICD-10 code used for healthcare diagnosis reimbursement of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This is sometimes referred to as chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD) or chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD).
A diagnosis of COPD and acute bronchitis is classified to code 491.22.
If the COPD exacerbation is in the setting of COPD with acute bronchitis, both code J44.
A patient is documented in the record to have COPD and also has a diagnosis of chronic bronchitis and is on long term medications to help keep the chronic bronchitis from exacerbations. In this case, only code J44.
0 is coded first, followed by the code for pneumonia, and assigned to DRG 190 COPD with MCC. AECOPD and Pneumonia: When a patient has both pneumonia and acute exacerbation of COPD, it is appropriate to assign both codes J44. 0 [COPD with acute lower respiratory infection] and J44. 1 [COPD with (acute) exacerbation].
Chronic bronchitis with acute exacerbation. Clinical Information. Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to your lungs. It causes a cough that often brings up mucus, as well as shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness.
You may need inhaled medicine to open your airways if you are wheezing. You probably do not need antibiotics. They don't work against viruses - the most common cause of acute bronchitis. If your healthcare provider thinks you have a bacterial infection, he or she may prescribe antibiotics.
The same viruses that cause colds and the flu often cause acute bronchitis. These viruses spread through the air when people cough, or through physical contact (for example, on unwashed hands). Being exposed to tobacco smoke, air pollution, dusts, vapors, and fumes can also cause acute bronchitis.