ICD-10-CM Code J01.20

Acute ethmoidal sinusitis, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

J01.20 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute ethmoidal sinusitis, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code J01.20 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute abscess of ethmoidal sinus, acute abscess of face, acute abscess of nasal sinus, acute empyema of ethmoidal sinus, acute empyema of nasal sinus, acute ethmoidal sinusitis, etc

ICD-10:J01.20
Short Description:Acute ethmoidal sinusitis, unspecified
Long Description:Acute ethmoidal sinusitis, unspecified

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 J01.20 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute abscess of ethmoidal sinus
  • Acute abscess of face
  • Acute abscess of nasal sinus
  • Acute empyema of ethmoidal sinus
  • Acute empyema of nasal sinus
  • Acute ethmoidal sinusitis
  • Acute suppuration of ethmoidal sinus
  • Acute suppuration of nasal sinus
  • Ethmoidal sinusitis

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code J01.20 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 152 - OTITIS MEDIA AND URI WITH MCC
  • 153 - OTITIS MEDIA AND URI WITHOUT MCC

Convert J01.20 to ICD-9

  • 461.2 - Ac ethmoidal sinusitis (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Acute upper respiratory infections (J00-J06)
      • Acute sinusitis (J01)

Code History

  • 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

Information for Patients


Sinusitis

Sinusitis means your sinuses are inflamed. The cause can be an infection or another problem. Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain.

There are several types of sinusitis, including

  • Acute, which lasts up to 4 weeks
  • Subacute, which lasts 4 to 12 weeks
  • Chronic, which lasts more than 12 weeks and can continue for months or even years
  • Recurrent, with several attacks within a year

Acute sinusitis often starts as a cold, which then turns into a bacterial infection. Allergies, nasal problems, and certain diseases can also cause acute and chronic sinusitis.

Symptoms of sinusitis can include fever, weakness, fatigue, cough, and congestion. There may also be mucus drainage in the back of the throat, called postnasal drip. Your health care professional diagnoses sinusitis based on your symptoms and an examination of your nose and face. You may also need imaging tests. Treatments include antibiotics, decongestants, and pain relievers. Using heat pads on the inflamed area, saline nasal sprays, and vaporizers can also help.


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