2021 ICD-10-CM Code J98

Other respiratory disorders

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

J98 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other respiratory disorders. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Short Description:Other respiratory disorders
Long Description:Other respiratory disorders

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other respiratory disorders

Non-specific codes like J98 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other respiratory disorders:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - J98.0 for Diseases of bronchus, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J98.01 for Acute bronchospasm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J98.09 for Other diseases of bronchus, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - J98.1 for Pulmonary collapse
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J98.11 for Atelectasis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J98.19 for Other pulmonary collapse
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J98.2 for Interstitial emphysema
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J98.3 for Compensatory emphysema
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J98.4 for Other disorders of lung
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - J98.5 for Diseases of mediastinum, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J98.51 for Mediastinitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J98.59 for Other diseases of mediastinum, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J98.6 for Disorders of diaphragm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J98.8 for Other specified respiratory disorders
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J98.9 for Respiratory disorder, unspecified

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 J98:

Use Additional Code

Use 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.

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.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 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.

Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)