ICD-10-CM Code J22

Unspecified acute lower respiratory infection

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

J22 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified acute lower respiratory infection. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code J22 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute lower respiratory tract infection, acute respiratory infections, bacterial lower respiratory infection, infection of lower respiratory tract and mediastinum, lower respiratory tract infection, postoperative lower respiratory tract infection, etc

ICD-10:J22
Short Description:Unspecified acute lower respiratory infection
Long Description:Unspecified acute lower respiratory 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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code J22:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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.
  • Acute (lower) respiratory (tract) infection NOS

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.
  • upper respiratory infection acute J06.9

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 J22 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute lower respiratory tract infection
  • Acute respiratory infections
  • Bacterial lower respiratory infection
  • Infection of lower respiratory tract and mediastinum
  • Lower respiratory tract infection
  • Postoperative lower respiratory tract infection
  • Severe acute respiratory infection
  • Viral lower respiratory infection

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code J22 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 205 - OTHER RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 206 - OTHER RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT MCC

Convert J22 to ICD-9

  • 519.8 - Resp system disease NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Other acute lower respiratory infections (J20-J22)
      • Unspecified acute lower respiratory infection (J22)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Lung Diseases

When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung disease are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States.

The term lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure.

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