Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J44.1

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with (acute) exacerbation

  • J44.1 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, J44.1 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Applicable To
  • Decompensated COPD
  • Decompensated COPD with (acute) exacerbation
Description Synonyms
  • Acute exacerbation of asthma w COPD
  • Acute exacerbation of chronic asthmatic bronchitis
  • Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive airways disease
  • Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive airways disease with asthma
  • Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive bronchitis
  • Acute exacerbation of COPD
  • Asthma flare, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Asthma, chronic obstructive with status asthmaticus
  • Asthmatic bronchitis, chronic with acute exacerbation
  • Chronic obstructive asthma w status asthmaticus
  • Chronic obstructive asthma with status asthmaticus
  • Chronic obstructive bronchitis with exacerbation
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute flare-up
Type 2 Excludes
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] with acute bronchitis (J44.0)
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 2,501 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 J44.1 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 J44.1 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM J44.1 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 190 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with mcc
  • 191 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with cc
  • 192 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without cc/mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM J44.1 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM J44.1: