Valid for Submission
J18.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of bronchopneumonia, unspecified organism. The code J18.0 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 J18.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess of lung, abscess of lung with pneumonia, acute bronchopneumonia, bilateral bronchopneumonia, bilateral pneumonia , bronchial hemorrhage, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like J18.0 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.
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 J18.0:
Type 1 ExcludesType 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.
Type 2 ExcludesType 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.
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 J18.0 are found in the index:
- - Bronchoalveolitis - J18.0
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Abscess of lung
- Abscess of lung with pneumonia
- Acute bronchopneumonia
- Bilateral bronchopneumonia
- Bilateral pneumonia
- Bronchial hemorrhage
- Bronchopneumonia due to anaerobic bacteria
- Bronchopneumonia due to virus
- Catarrhal pneumonia
- Confluent bronchopneumonia with abscess formation
- Confluent pneumonia
- Gangrenous pneumonia
- Hemorrhagic bronchopneumonia
- Hemorrhagic pneumonia
- Influenzal bronchopneumonia
- Necrosis of bronchus
- Necrotizing bronchopneumonia
- Peribronchial pneumonia
- Pneumonia and influenza
- Pneumonia due to anaerobic bacteria
- Pneumonia due to influenza
- Terminal bronchopneumonia
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
Also called: Bronchopneumonia
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs. Many germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can cause pneumonia. You can also get pneumonia by inhaling a liquid or chemical. People most at risk are older than 65 or younger than 2 years of age, or already have health problems.
Symptoms of pneumonia vary from mild to severe. See your doctor promptly if you
- Have a high fever
- Have shaking chills
- Have a cough with phlegm that doesn't improve or gets worse
- Develop shortness of breath with normal daily activities
- Have chest pain when you breathe or cough
- Feel suddenly worse after a cold or the flu
Your doctor will use your medical history, a physical exam, and lab tests to diagnose pneumonia. Treatment depends on what kind you have. If bacteria are the cause, antibiotics should help. If you have viral pneumonia, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medicine to treat it.
Preventing pneumonia is always better than treating it. Vaccines are available to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia and the flu. Other preventive measures include washing your hands frequently and not smoking.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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