Valid for Submission
J31.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chronic pharyngitis. The code J31.2 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 J31.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like allergic pharyngitis, atrophic pharyngitis, chronic follicular pharyngitis, chronic granular pharyngitis, chronic pharyngeal candidiasis , chronic pharyngitis, etc.
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 J31.2:
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.
- Chronic sore throat
- Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
- Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
- Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
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.
- acute pharyngitis J02.9
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 J31.2 are found in the index:
- - Catarrh, catarrhal (acute) (febrile) (infectious) (inflammation) - See Also: condition; - J00
- - throat - J31.2
- - Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Allergic pharyngitis
- Atrophic pharyngitis
- Chronic follicular pharyngitis
- Chronic granular pharyngitis
- Chronic pharyngeal candidiasis
- Chronic pharyngitis
- Chronic ulcerative pharyngitis
- Finding of sensation of pharynx
- Hypertrophic pharyngitis
- O/E - granular pharyngitis
- Pain in throat
- Pain of head and neck region
- Pharyngeal candidiasis
- Pharyngitis keratosa
- Pharyngitis sicca
- Sore throat - chronic
- Sore throat symptom
- Ulcer of pharynx
- Ulcerative pharyngitis
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Information for Patients
Also called: Pharyngitis
Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx (also called the voice box). The technical name for the throat is pharynx.
You can have a sore throat for many reasons. Often, colds and flu cause sore throats. Other causes can include:
- Strep throat
Treatment depends on the cause. Sucking on lozenges, drinking lots of liquids, and gargling may ease the pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers can also help, but children should not take aspirin.
- Pharyngitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Pharyngitis - viral (Medical Encyclopedia)
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