2021 ICD-10-CM Code J09

Influenza due to certain identified influenza viruses

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

J09 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of influenza due to certain identified influenza viruses. 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.

ICD-10:J09
Short Description:Influenza due to certain identified influenza viruses
Long Description:Influenza due to certain identified influenza viruses

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Influenza due to certain identified influenza viruses

Non-specific codes like J09 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 influenza due to certain identified influenza viruses:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - J09.X for Influenza due to identified novel influenza A virus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J09.X1 for Influenza due to identified novel influenza A virus with pneumonia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J09.X2 for Influenza due to identified novel influenza A virus with other respiratory manifestations
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J09.X3 for Influenza due to identified novel influenza A virus with gastrointestinal manifestations
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J09.X9 for Influenza due to identified novel influenza A virus with other manifestations

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 J09:


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.

Information for Patients


Flu

Also called: Grippe, Influenza

Flu is a respiratory infection caused by a number of viruses. The viruses pass through the air and enter your body through your nose or mouth. Between 5% and 20% of people in the U.S. get the flu each year. The flu can be serious or even deadly for elderly people, newborn babies, and people with certain chronic illnesses.

Symptoms of the flu come on suddenly and are worse than those of the common cold. They may include

Is it a cold or the flu? Colds rarely cause a fever or headaches. Flu almost never causes an upset stomach. And "stomach flu" isn't really flu at all, but gastroenteritis.

Most people with the flu recover on their own without medical care. People with mild cases of the flu should stay home and avoid contact with others, except to get medical care. If you get the flu, your health care provider may prescribe medicine to help your body fight the infection and lessen symptoms.

The main way to keep from getting the flu is to get a yearly flu vaccine. Good hygiene, including hand washing, can also help.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


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Code History

  • 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)