Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J40

Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic

  • J40 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, J40 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • (bron-kye-tis) inflammation (swelling and reddening) of the bronchi.
  • A disorder characterized by an infectious process involving the bronchi.
  • An acute or chronic inflammatory process affecting the bronchi.
  • Inflammation of the large airways in the lung including any part of the bronchi, from the primary bronchi to the tertiary bronchi.
Applicable To
  • Bronchitis NOS
  • Bronchitis with tracheitis NOS
  • Catarrhal bronchitis
  • Tracheobronchitis NOS
Description Synonyms
  • Bronchitis
  • Chest cold
  • Laryngotracheobronchitis
  • Tracheobronchitis
Use Additional
  • code to identify:
  • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
  • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
  • history of tobacco use (Z87.891)
  • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
  • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
  • tobacco use (Z72.0)
Type 1 Excludes
  • acute bronchitis (J20.-)
  • allergic bronchitis NOS (J45.909-)
  • asthmatic bronchitis NOS (J45.9-)
  • bronchitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors (J68.0)
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 4,403 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 J40 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 J40 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM J40 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 202 Bronchitis & asthma with cc/mcc
  • 203 Bronchitis & asthma without cc/mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM J40 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM J40: