ICD-10-CM Code J04.0

Acute laryngitis

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

J04.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute laryngitis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code J04.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute catarrhal laryngitis, acute edematous laryngitis, acute haemophilus influenzae laryngitis, acute laryngitis, acute membranous laryngitis, acute phlegmonous laryngitis, etc

ICD-10:J04.0
Short Description:Acute laryngitis
Long Description:Acute laryngitis

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 J04.0:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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.
  • Edematous laryngitis (acute)
  • Laryngitis (acute) NOS
  • Subglottic laryngitis (acute)
  • Suppurative laryngitis (acute)
  • Ulcerative laryngitis (acute)

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.
  • acute obstructive laryngitis J05.0

Type 2 Excludes

Type 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.
  • chronic laryngitis J37.0

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 J04.0 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 catarrhal laryngitis
  • Acute edematous laryngitis
  • Acute haemophilus influenzae laryngitis
  • Acute laryngitis
  • Acute membranous laryngitis
  • Acute phlegmonous laryngitis
  • Acute pneumococcal laryngitis
  • Acute simple laryngitis
  • Acute subglottic laryngitis
  • Acute suppurative laryngitis
  • Acute ulcerative laryngitis
  • Adenoviral bronchitis
  • Adenoviral laryngotracheobronchitis
  • Adenoviral respiratory disease
  • Edema of larynx
  • Edematous laryngitis
  • Haemophilus influenzae laryngitis
  • Human papilloma virus infection of vocal cord
  • Infectious disorder of trachea
  • Infective laryngitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngitis due to gastroesophageal reflux
  • Laryngotracheobronchitis
  • Parainfluenza virus laryngitis
  • Pneumococcal laryngitis
  • Streptococcal laryngitis
  • Suppurative laryngitis
  • Traumatic hemorrhagic laryngitis
  • Ulcer of larynx
  • Ulcerative laryngitis
  • Viral laryngitis
  • Viral tracheitis

Convert J04.0 to ICD-9

  • 464.00 - Ac laryngitis w/o obst

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Acute upper respiratory infections (J00-J06)
      • Acute laryngitis and tracheitis (J04)

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


Throat Disorders

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for your throat is the pharynx.

Throat problems are common. You've probably had a sore throat. The cause is usually a viral infection, but other causes include allergies, infection with strep bacteria or the leaking of stomach acids back up into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

  • Tonsillitis - inflammation of the tonsils
  • Cancer
  • Croup - inflammation, usually in small children, which causes a barking cough
  • Laryngitis - swelling of the voice box, which can cause a hoarse voice or loss of voice

Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.


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Voice Disorders

Voice is the sound made by air passing from your lungs through your larynx, or voice box. In your larynx are your vocal cords, two bands of muscle that vibrate to make sound. For most of us, our voices play a big part in who we are, what we do, and how we communicate. Like fingerprints, each person's voice is unique.

Many things we do can injure our vocal cords. Talking too much, screaming, constantly clearing your throat, or smoking can make you hoarse. They can also lead to problems such as nodules, polyps, and sores on the vocal cords. Other causes of voice disorders include infections, upward movement of stomach acids into the throat, growths due to a virus, cancer, and diseases that paralyze the vocal cords.

Signs that your voice isn't healthy include

  • Your voice has become hoarse or raspy
  • You've lost the ability to hit some high notes when singing
  • Your voice suddenly sounds deeper
  • Your throat often feels raw, achy, or strained
  • It's become an effort to talk

Treatment for voice disorders varies depending on the cause. Most voice problems can be successfully treated when diagnosed early.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders


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