Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified (J15)

    • ICD-10 Index

      • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)

        • Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)

            • Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified (J15)
            • J15 - Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.0 - Pneumonia due to Klebsiella pneumoniae BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.1 - Pneumonia due to Pseudomonas BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.2 - Pneumonia due to staphylococcus NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.20 - Pneumonia due to staphylococcus, unspecified BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.21 - Pneumonia due to staphylococcus aureus NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.211 - Pneumonia due to methicillin suscep staph BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.212 - Pneumonia due to Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.29 - Pneumonia due to other staphylococcus BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.3 - Pneumonia due to streptococcus, group B BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.4 - Pneumonia due to other streptococci BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.5 - Pneumonia due to Escherichia coli BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.6 - Pneumonia due to other Gram-negative bacteria BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.7 - Pneumonia due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.8 - Pneumonia due to other specified bacteria BILLABLE CODE
            • J15.9 - Unspecified bacterial pneumonia BILLABLE CODE

Instructional Notations

Includes Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.

  • bronchopneumonia due to bacteria other than S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae

Code First Code First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.

Code Also Code Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.

  • associated abscess, if applicable J85.1

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.

  • chlamydial pneumonia J16.0
  • congenital pneumonia P23
  • Legionnaires' disease A48.1
  • spirochetal pneumonia A69.8