Specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J44.1

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with (acute) exacerbation

    2015 Billable Code

  • J44.1 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • On October 1, 2015 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.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J44.1. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

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)
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: