ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J40

Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic

Diagnosis Code J40

ICD-10: J40
Short Description: Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic
Long Description: Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J40

Valid for Submission
The code J40 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)
      • Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic (J40)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J40 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • 490 - Bronchitis NOS

  • Bronchitis
  • Infectious disorder of bronchus
  • Laryngotracheobronchitis
  • Occupational bronchitis
  • Septic bronchitis
  • Tracheobronchitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J40 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Bronchial Disorders

The bronchi are two tubes that branch off the trachea, or windpipe. The bronchi carry air to your lungs.

The most common problem with the bronchi is bronchitis, an inflammation of the tubes. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. Other problems include

  • Bronchiectasis, a condition in which damage to the airways causes them to widen and become flabby and scarred
  • Exercise-induced bronchospasm, which happens when the airways shrink while you are exercising
  • Bronchiolitis, an inflammation of the small airways that branch off from the bronchi
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a condition affecting infants

Treatment of bronchial disorders depends on the cause.

  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchiolitis - discharge
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Postural drainage
  • Tracheal rupture

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