2022 ICD-10-CM Code E06

Thyroiditis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:E06
Short Description:Thyroiditis
Long Description:Thyroiditis

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Disorders of thyroid gland (E00-E07)
      • Thyroiditis (E06)

E06 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of thyroiditis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Thyroiditis

Non-specific codes like E06 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for thyroiditis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E06.0 for Acute thyroiditis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E06.1 for Subacute thyroiditis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E06.2 for Chronic thyroiditis with transient thyrotoxicosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E06.3 for Autoimmune thyroiditis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E06.4 for Drug-induced thyroiditis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E06.5 for Other chronic thyroiditis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E06.9 for Thyroiditis, 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 coding notes and 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.

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


Thyroid Diseases

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in your body. These include how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. All of these activities are your body's metabolism.

Thyroid problems include

To diagnose thyroid diseases, doctors use a medical history, physical exam, and thyroid tests. They sometimes also use a biopsy. Treatment depends on the problem, but may include medicines, radioiodine therapy, or thyroid surgery.

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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)