Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J06.9

Acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified

  • J06.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2014 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, J06.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by an infectious process involving the upper respiratory tract (nose, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, or trachea).
  • An infectious process affecting the upper respiratory tract (nose, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, or trachea). Symptoms include congestion, sneezing, coughing, fever, and sore throat.
Applicable To
  • Upper respiratory disease, acute
  • Upper respiratory infection NOS
Description Synonyms
  • Acute upper respiratory infection
  • Acute URI
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Upper respiratory tract infection (URI)
  • URI (upper respiratory infection)
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 898 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 J06.9 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 J06.9 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM J06.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses without cc/mcc
  • 152 Otitis media & uri with mcc
  • 153 Otitis media & uri without mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM J06.9 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM J06.9: