Not Valid for Submission
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:
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 ExcludesType 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.
Information for Patients
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
- Goiter - enlargement of the thyroid gland
- Hyperthyroidism - when your thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs
- Hypothyroidism - when your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormones
- Thyroid cancer
- Thyroid nodules - lumps in the thyroid gland
- Thyroiditis - swelling of the thyroid
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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