Valid for Submission
J12.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia. The code J12.1 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code J12.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bronchopneumonia due to respiratory syncytial virus, bronchopneumonia due to virus, pneumonia due to respiratory syncytial virus, respiratory syncytial virus bronchitis or respiratory syncytial virus infection.
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 J12.1:
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.
- RSV pneumonia
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 J12.1 are found in the index:
- - Pneumonia (acute) (double) (migratory) (purulent) (septic) (unresolved) - J18.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Bronchopneumonia due to respiratory syncytial virus
- Bronchopneumonia due to virus
- Pneumonia due to respiratory syncytial virus
- Respiratory syncytial virus bronchitis
- Respiratory syncytial virus infection
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections
Also called: RSV
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes mild, cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children. It can cause serious problems in young babies, including pneumonia and severe breathing problems. Premature babies and those with other health problems have the highest risk. A child with RSV may have a fever, stuffy nose, cough, and trouble breathing. Lab tests can tell if your child has the virus. There is no specific treatment. You should give your child fluids to prevent dehydration. If needed, you can also give a pain reliever (not aspirin) for fever and headache.
RSV easily spreads from person to person. You can get it from direct contact with someone who has it or by touching infected objects such as toys or surfaces such as countertops. Washing your hands often and not sharing eating and drinking utensils are simple ways to help prevent the spread of RSV infection. There is currently no vaccine for RSV.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (Medical Encyclopedia)
- RSV antibody test (Medical Encyclopedia)
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