Not Valid for Submission
J04.3 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of supraglottitis, unspecified. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like J04.3 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.
Specific Coding for Supraglottitis, unspecified
Non-specific codes like J04.3 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 supraglottitis, unspecified:
- SUPRAGLOTTITIS-. inflammation of the epiglottis and supraglottic structures including the pharynx; uvula; base of tongue; and aryepiglottic folds. it is usually caused by haemophilus influenzae in children but often by different organisms in adults.
Information for Patients
Also called: Pharyngeal 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
- 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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- Retropharyngeal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Strep throat (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Throat swab culture (Medical Encyclopedia)
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