ICD-10-CM Code J47.9

Bronchiectasis, uncomplicated

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

J47.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of bronchiectasis, uncomplicated. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code J47.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired bronchiectasis, acquired bronchiectasis, acquired bronchiectasis, adult bronchiectasis, bronchiectasis, bronchiectasis due to toxic aspiration, etc

Short Description:Bronchiectasis, uncomplicated
Long Description:Bronchiectasis, uncomplicated

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 J47.9:

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.
  • Bronchiectasis NOS

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 J47.9 are found in the index:


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

  • Acquired bronchiectasis
  • Acquired bronchiectasis
  • Acquired bronchiectasis
  • Adult bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiectasis due to toxic aspiration
  • Bronchiectasis due to toxic inhalation
  • Bronchiolectasis
  • Childhood bronchiectasis
  • Cylindrical bronchiectasis
  • Fusiform bronchiectasis
  • Idiopathic bronchiectasis
  • Obstruction of bronchus
  • Obstructive bronchiectasis
  • Post-infective bronchiectasis
  • Post-lung transplantation bronchiectasis
  • Recurrent bronchiectasis
  • Saccular bronchiectasis
  • Toxin-induced bronchiectasis
  • Traction bronchiectasis
  • Transplanted lung present

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code J47.9 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 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.


Convert J47.9 to ICD-9

  • 494.0 - Bronchiectas w/o ac exac

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)
      • Bronchiectasis (J47)

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

Bronchial Disorders

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

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