Not Valid for Submission
J05 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] and epiglottitis. 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.
Specific Coding for Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] and epiglottitis
Non-specific codes like J05 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 acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] and epiglottitis:
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 the code J05:
Code AlsoCode Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
- , if present, such as:
- influenza due to identified novel influenza A virus with other respiratory manifestations J09.X2
- influenza due to other identified influenza virus with other respiratory manifestations J10.1
- influenza due to unidentified influenza virus with other respiratory manifestations J11.1
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Spasmodic croup, Viral croup
Croup is an inflammation of the vocal cords (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). It causes difficulty breathing, a barking cough, and a hoarse voice. The cause is usually a virus, often parainfluenza virus. Other causes include allergies and reflux.
Croup often starts out like a cold. But then the vocal cords and windpipe become swollen, causing the hoarseness and the cough. There may also be a fever and high-pitched noisy sounds when breathing. The symptoms are usually worse at night, and last for about three to five days.Children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years have the highest risk of getting croup. They may also have more severe symptoms. Croup is more common in the fall and winter.
Most cases of viral croup are mild and can be treated at home. Rarely, croup can become serious and interfere with your child's breathing. If you are worried about your child's breathing, call your health care provider right away.
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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.
- Blockage of upper airway (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Epiglottitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Glossopharyngeal neuralgia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Herpangina (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Laryngitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Laryngoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Retropharyngeal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Strep throat (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Throat swab culture (Medical Encyclopedia)
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