Valid for Submission
J00 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute nasopharyngitis [common cold]. The code J00 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code J00 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute irritant rhinitis, acute rhinosinusitis, c/o - catarrh, common cold, irritant rhinitis , nasal symptom, etc.
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 J00:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Acute rhinitis
- Coryza (acute)
- Infective nasopharyngitis NOS
- Infective rhinitis
- Nasal catarrh, acute
- Nasopharyngitis NOS
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.
- acute pharyngitis J02
- acute sore throat NOS J02.9
- influenza virus with other respiratory manifestations J09.X2 J10.1 J11.1
- pharyngitis NOS J02.9
- rhinitis NOS J31.0
- sore throat NOS J02.9
Type 2 ExcludesType 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code J00 are found in the index:
- - Catarrh, catarrhal (acute) (febrile) (infectious) (inflammation) - See Also: condition; - J00
- - Coryza (acute) - J00
- - Fever (inanition) (of unknown origin) (persistent) (with chills) (with rigor) - R50.9
- - catarrhal (acute) - J00
- - Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) - B99.9
- - Rhinitis (atrophic) (catarrhal) (chronic) (croupous) (fibrinous) (granulomatous) (hyperplastic) (hypertrophic) (membranous) (obstructive) (purulent) (suppurative) (ulcerative) - J31.0
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute irritant rhinitis
- Acute rhinosinusitis
- C/O - catarrh
- Common cold
- Irritant rhinitis
- Nasal symptom
- Non-infective non-allergic rhinitis
- Parainfluenza virus pharyngitis
- Parainfluenza virus rhinopharyngitis
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Information for Patients
Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing - everyone knows the symptoms of the common cold. It is probably the most common illness. In the course of a year, people in the United States suffer 1 billion colds.
You can get a cold by touching your eyes or nose after you touch surfaces with cold germs on them. You can also inhale the germs. Symptoms usually begin 2 or 3 days after infection and last 2 to 14 days. Washing your hands and staying away from people with colds will help you avoid colds.
There is no cure for the common cold. But there are treatments that can make you feel better while you wait for the cold to go away on its own:
- Getting plenty of rest
- Drinking fluids
- Gargling with warm salt water
- Using cough drops or throat sprays
- Taking over-the-counter pain or cold medicines
However, do not give aspirin to children. And do not give cough medicine to children under four.
- Common cold (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Common cold - how to treat at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Stuffy or runny nose - adult (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Stuffy or runny nose - children (Medical Encyclopedia)
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