Not Valid for Submission
E06 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of thyroiditis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:
- E06.0 - Acute thyroiditis
- E06.1 - Subacute thyroiditis
- E06.2 - Chronic thyroiditis with transient thyrotoxicosis
- E06.3 - Autoimmune thyroiditis
- E06.4 - Drug-induced thyroiditis
- E06.5 - Other chronic thyroiditis
- E06.9 - ... unspecified
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code E06:
Type 1 Excludes Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- postpartum thyroiditis O90.5
- THYROIDITIS-. inflammatory diseases of the thyroid gland. thyroiditis can be classified into acute thyroiditis suppurative subacute granulomatous and lymphocytic chronic fibrous riedel's chronic lymphocytic hashimoto disease transient postpartum thyroiditis and other autoimmune thyroiditis subtypes.
- THYROIDITIS AUTOIMMUNE-. inflammatory disease of the thyroid gland due to autoimmune responses leading to lymphocytic infiltration of the gland. it is characterized by the presence of circulating thyroid antigen specific t cells and thyroid autoantibodies. the clinical signs can range from hypothyroidism to thyrotoxicosis depending on the type of autoimmune thyroiditis.
- THYROIDITIS SUBACUTE-. spontaneously remitting inflammatory condition of the thyroid gland characterized by fever; muscle weakness; sore throat; severe thyroid pain; and an enlarged damaged gland containing giant cells. the disease frequently follows a viral infection.
- THYROIDITIS SUPPURATIVE-. acute inflammatory disease of the thyroid gland due to infections by bacteria; fungi; or other microorganisms. symptoms include tender swelling fever and often with leukocytosis.
- HASHIMOTO DISEASE-. chronic autoimmune thyroiditis characterized by the presence of high serum thyroid autoantibodies; goiter; and hypothyroidism.
- POSTPARTUM THYROIDITIS-. transient autoimmune thyroiditis occurring in the postpartum period. it is characterized by the presence of high titers of autoantibodies against thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin. clinical signs include the triphasic thyroid hormone pattern: beginning with thyrotoxicosis followed with hypothyroidism then return to euthyroid state by 1 year postpartum.
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
Disorders of thyroid gland (E00-E07)
- FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
(First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
- FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
- FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
- FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
- FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
- FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021