Valid for Submission
J40 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic. The code J40 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 J40 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bronchitis, bronchitis co-occurrent with acute wheeze, bronchitis co-occurrent with chronic wheeze, bronchitis co-occurrent with wheeze, infectious disorder of bronchus , laryngotracheobronchitis, 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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code J40:
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.
- Bronchitis NOS
- Bronchitis with tracheitis NOS
- Catarrhal bronchitis
- Tracheobronchitis NOS
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
- code to identify:
- exposure to environmental tobacco smoke Z77.22
- exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period P96.81
- history of tobacco dependence Z87.891
- occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke Z57.31
- tobacco dependence F17
- tobacco use Z72.0
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.
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 J40 are found in the index:
- - Bronchitis (diffuse) (fibrinous) (hypostatic) (infective) (membranous) - J40
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Bronchitis co-occurrent with acute wheeze
- Bronchitis co-occurrent with chronic wheeze
- Bronchitis co-occurrent with wheeze
- Infectious disorder of bronchus
- Occupational bronchitis
- Postoperative bronchitis
- Septic bronchitis
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
When you breathe in, the air travels down through your trachea (windpipe). It then goes through two tubes to your lungs. These tubes are your bronchi. Bronchial disorders can make it hard for you to breathe.
The most common problem with the bronchi is bronchitis, an inflammation of the tubes. It can be acute or chronic. Other problems include
- Bronchiectasis - a condition in which damage to the airways causes them to widen and become flabby and scarred
- Exercise-induced bronchospasm - a breathing problem that happens when your airways shrink while you are exercising
- Bronchiolitis - an inflammation of the small airways that branch off from the bronchi
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia - a chronic lung condition in infants, most often premature infants
- Bronchiectasis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bronchiolitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bronchiolitis - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Postural drainage (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Tracheal rupture (Medical Encyclopedia)
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