J02.9 - Acute pharyngitis, unspecified
|Short Description:||Acute pharyngitis, unspecified|
|Long Description:||Acute pharyngitis, unspecified|
|Status:||Valid for Submission|
J02.9 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute pharyngitis, unspecified. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The code is commonly used in family practice, internal medicine , pediatrics medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as acute respiratory infections.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like J02.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute bacterial pharyngitis
- Acute gangrenous pharyngitis
- Acute pharyngitis
- Acute phlegmonous pharyngitis
- Acute ulcerative pharyngitis
- Acute viral pharyngitis
- Aphthous ulcer of mouth
- Exudative pharyngitis
- Finding of sensation of pharynx
- Gangrenous pharyngitis
- Has a sore throat
- Infective pharyngitis
- Pain in throat
- Pain of head and neck region
- Pain of respiratory structure
- PFAPA syndrome
- Pharyngeal diverticulitis
- Phlegmonous pharyngitis
- Recurrent aphthous ulcer
- Recurrent ulcer of mouth
- Red throat
- Sore throat symptom
- Suppurative pharyngitis
- Ulcer of pharynx
- Ulcerative pharyngitis
- Pharyngitis-. inflammation of the throat (pharynx).
- Pharynx-. a funnel-shaped fibromuscular tube that conducts food to the esophagus, and air to the larynx and lungs. it is located posterior to the nasal cavity; oral cavity; and larynx, and extends from the skull base to the inferior border of the cricoid cartilage anteriorly and to the inferior border of the c6 vertebra posteriorly. it is divided into the nasopharynx; oropharynx; and hypopharynx (laryngopharynx).
- Acute Pharyngitis-. an acute and painful inflammatory process that affects the pharynx. it is usually caused by viruses and less often bacteria. signs and symptoms include discomfort on swallowing, low-grade fever, headache, and earache.
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 this diagnosis code:
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.
- Gangrenous pharyngitis (acute)
- Infective pharyngitis (acute) NOS
- Pharyngitis (acute) NOS
- Sore throat (acute) NOS
- Suppurative pharyngitis (acute)
- Ulcerative pharyngitis (acute)
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.
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Faucitis - J02.9
- - Necrosis, necrotic (ischemic) - See Also: Gangrene;
- - pharynx - J02.9
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|J02.9||462 - Acute pharyngitis|
|Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.|
Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx (also called the voice box). The technical name for the throat is pharynx.
You can have a sore throat for many reasons. Often, colds and flu cause sore throats. Other causes can include:
- Strep throat
Treatment depends on the cause. Sucking on lozenges, drinking lots of liquids, and gargling may ease the pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers can also help, but children should not take aspirin.
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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
- FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
- 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)