Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J18.0

Bronchopneumonia, unspecified organism

  • J18.0 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, J18.0 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • Inflammation of the lung parenchyma that is associated with bronchitis, usually involving lobular areas from terminal bronchioles to the pulmonary alveoli. The affected areas become filled with exudate that forms consolidated patches.
Description Synonyms
  • Bronchopneumonia
Type 1 Excludes
  • hypostatic bronchopneumonia (J18.2)
  • lipid pneumonia (J69.1)
Type 2 Excludes
  • acute bronchiolitis (J21.-)
  • chronic bronchiolitis (J44.9)
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 14,105 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 J18.0 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 J18.0 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM J18.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 193 Simple pneumonia & pleurisy with mcc
  • 194 Simple pneumonia & pleurisy with cc
  • 195 Simple pneumonia & pleurisy without cc/mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems
Convert ICD-10-CM J18.0 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM J18.0: