2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J00

Acute nasopharyngitis [common cold]

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  • J00 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM J00 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J00 - other international versions of ICD-10 J00 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Acute rhinitis
  • Coryza (acute)
  • Infective nasopharyngitis NOS
  • Infective rhinitis
  • Nasal catarrh, acute
  • Nasopharyngitis NOS
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as J00. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • acute pharyngitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02
    • J02 Acute pharyngitis
      • J02.0 Streptococcal pharyngitis
      • J02.8 Acute pharyngitis due to other specified orga...
      • J02.9 Acute pharyngitis, unspecified
    J02.-
    )
  • acute sore throat NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.9

    Acute pharyngitis, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Gangrenous pharyngitis (acute)
    • Infective pharyngitis (acute) NOS
    • Pharyngitis (acute) NOS
    • Sore throat (acute) NOS
    • Suppurative pharyngitis (acute)
    • Ulcerative pharyngitis (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    J02.9
    )
  • influenza virus with other respiratory manifestations (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J09.X2

    Influenza due to identified novel influenza A virus with other respiratory manifestations

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    Applicable To
    • Influenza due to identified novel influenza A virus NOS
    • Influenza due to identified novel influenza A virus with laryngitis
    • Influenza due to identified novel influenza A virus with pharyngitis
    • Influenza due to identified novel influenza A virus with upper respiratory symptoms
    Use Additional
    • code, if applicable, for associated:
    • pleural effusion (J91.8)
    • sinusitis (J01.-)
    J09.X2
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J10.1

    Influenza due to other identified influenza virus with other respiratory manifestations

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    Applicable To
    • Influenza due to other identified influenza virus NOS
    • Influenza due to other identified influenza virus with laryngitis
    • Influenza due to other identified influenza virus with pharyngitis
    • Influenza due to other identified influenza virus with upper respiratory symptoms
    Use Additional
    • code for associated pleural effusion, if applicable (J91.8)
    J10.1
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J11.1

    Influenza due to unidentified influenza virus with other respiratory manifestations

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    Applicable To
    • Influenza NOS
    • Influenzal laryngitis NOS
    • Influenzal pharyngitis NOS
    • Influenza with upper respiratory symptoms NOS
    Use Additional
    • code for associated pleural effusion, if applicable (J91.8)
    J11.1
    )
  • pharyngitis NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.9

    Acute pharyngitis, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Gangrenous pharyngitis (acute)
    • Infective pharyngitis (acute) NOS
    • Pharyngitis (acute) NOS
    • Sore throat (acute) NOS
    • Suppurative pharyngitis (acute)
    • Ulcerative pharyngitis (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    J02.9
    )
  • rhinitis NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.0

    Chronic rhinitis

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    Applicable To
    • Atrophic rhinitis (chronic)
    • Granulomatous rhinitis (chronic)
    • Hypertrophic rhinitis (chronic)
    • Obstructive rhinitis (chronic)
    • Ozena
    • Purulent rhinitis (chronic)
    • Rhinitis (chronic) NOS
    • Ulcerative rhinitis (chronic)
    Type 1 Excludes
    J31.0
    )
  • sore throat NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.9

    Acute pharyngitis, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Gangrenous pharyngitis (acute)
    • Infective pharyngitis (acute) NOS
    • Pharyngitis (acute) NOS
    • Sore throat (acute) NOS
    • Suppurative pharyngitis (acute)
    • Ulcerative pharyngitis (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    J02.9
    )
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (J00) and the excluded code together.
  • allergic rhinitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J30.1

    Allergic rhinitis due to pollen

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    Applicable To
    • Allergy NOS due to pollen
    • Hay fever
    • Pollinosis
    J30.1-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J30.9

    Allergic rhinitis, unspecified

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    J30.9
    )
  • chronic pharyngitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.2

    Chronic pharyngitis

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    Applicable To
    • Chronic sore throat
    • Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
    • Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
    • Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
    J31.2
    )
  • chronic rhinitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.0

    Chronic rhinitis

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    Applicable To
    • Atrophic rhinitis (chronic)
    • Granulomatous rhinitis (chronic)
    • Hypertrophic rhinitis (chronic)
    • Obstructive rhinitis (chronic)
    • Ozena
    • Purulent rhinitis (chronic)
    • Rhinitis (chronic) NOS
    • Ulcerative rhinitis (chronic)
    Type 1 Excludes
    J31.0
    )
  • chronic sore throat (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.2

    Chronic pharyngitis

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    Applicable To
    • Chronic sore throat
    • Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
    • Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
    • Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
    J31.2
    )
  • nasopharyngitis, chronic (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.1

    Chronic nasopharyngitis

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    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute nasopharyngitis (J00)
    J31.1
    )
  • vasomotor rhinitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J30.0

    Vasomotor rhinitis

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    J30.0
    )
The following code(s) above J00 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to J00:
  • J00-J99
    2022 ICD-10-CM Range J00-J99

    Diseases of the respiratory system

    Note
    • When a respiratory condition is described as occurring in more than one site and is not specifically indexed, it should be classified to the lower anatomic site (e.g. tracheobronchitis to bronchitis in J40).
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • smoke inhalation (T59.81-)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Use Additional
    • code, where applicable, to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    Diseases of the respiratory system
  • J00-J06
    2022 ICD-10-CM Range J00-J06

    Acute upper respiratory infections

    Type 1 Excludes
    • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection (J44.0)
    Acute upper respiratory infections
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute irritant rhinitis
  • Common cold
  • Infectious rhinitis
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Rhinitis, infectious
Clinical Information
  • A catarrhal disorder of the upper respiratory tract, which may be viral or a mixed infection. It generally involves a runny nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing.
  • A disorder characterized by an infectious process involving the nasal mucosal.
  • An inflammatory process affecting the nasal mucosa, usually caused by viruses (e.g., rhinovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza virus, and coronavirus). It is characterized by chills, headaches, mucopurulent nasal discharge, coughing, and facial pain.
  • Catarrhal disorder of the upper respiratory tract, which may be viral or a mixed infection; marked by acute coryza, slight rise in temperature, chilly sensations, and general indisposition.
  • Inflammation of the nasopharynx, usually including its mucosa, related lymphoid structure, and glands.
  • Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing - everyone knows the symptoms of the common cold. It is probably the most common illness. In the course of a year, people in the United States suffer 1 billion colds.you can get a cold by touching your eyes or nose after you touch surfaces with cold germs on them. You can also inhale the germs. Symptoms usually begin 2 or 3 days after infection and last 2 to 14 days. Washing your hands and staying away from people with colds will help you avoid colds. There is no cure for the common cold. For relief, try
    • getting plenty of rest
    • drinking fluids
    • gargling with warm salt water
    • using cough drops or throat sprays
    • taking over-the-counter pain or cold medicines
    however, do not give aspirin to children. And do not give cough medicine to children under four.
ICD-10-CM J00 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses or laryngectomy without cc/mcc
  • 152 Otitis media and uri with mcc
  • 153 Otitis media and uri without mcc

Convert J00 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to J00:
  • Type 2 Excludes: J31.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.1

    Chronic nasopharyngitis

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    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute nasopharyngitis (J00)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J00:
  • Catarrh, catarrhal (acute) (febrile) (infectious) (inflammation) J00 - see also condition
    • nasopharyngeal (chronic) J31.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.1

      Chronic nasopharyngitis

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      Type 2 Excludes
      • acute nasopharyngitis (J00)
      • acute J00
  • Cold J00
    • common J00 (head)
    • head J00
    • symptoms J00
    • virus J00
  • Common
    • cold J00 (head)
  • Coryza (acute) J00
  • Drip, postnasal (chronic) R09.82
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R09.82

    Postnasal drip

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  • Fever (inanition) (of unknown origin) (persistent) (with chills) (with rigor) R50.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R50.9

    Fever, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Fever NOS
    • Fever of unknown origin [FUO]
    • Fever with chills
    • Fever with rigors
    • Hyperpyrexia NOS
    • Persistent fever
    • Pyrexia NOS
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

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    • respiratory (tract) J98.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J98.8

      Other specified respiratory disorders

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      • rhinovirus J00
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • catarrhal J00
  • Nasopharyngitis (acute) (infective) (streptococcal) (subacute) J00
  • Postnasal drip R09.82
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R09.82

    Postnasal drip

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  • Rhinitis (atrophic) (catarrhal) (chronic) (croupous) (fibrinous) (granulomatous) (hyperplastic) (hypertrophic) (membranous) (obstructive) (purulent) (suppurative) (ulcerative) J31.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.0

    Chronic rhinitis

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    Applicable To
    • Atrophic rhinitis (chronic)
    • Granulomatous rhinitis (chronic)
    • Hypertrophic rhinitis (chronic)
    • Obstructive rhinitis (chronic)
    • Ozena
    • Purulent rhinitis (chronic)
    • Rhinitis (chronic) NOS
    • Ulcerative rhinitis (chronic)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute J00
    • infective J00
    • pneumococcal J00
  • Symptoms NEC R68.89
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R68.89

    Other general symptoms and signs

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    • cold J00
    • viral cold J00

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J00
I97.810 …… during cardiac surgery
I97.811 …… during other surgery
I97.82 Postprocedural cerebrovascular infarction
I97.820 …… following cardiac surgery
I97.821 …… following other surgery
I97.88 Other intraoperative complications of the circulatory system, not elsewhere classified
I97.89 Other postprocedural complications and disorders of the circulatory system, not elsewhere classified
I99 Other and unspecified disorders of circulatory system
I99.8 Other disorder of circulatory system
I99.9 Unspecified disorder of circulatory system
J00 Acute nasopharyngitis [common cold]
J01 Acute sinusitis
J01.0 Acute maxillary sinusitis
J01.00 …… unspecified
J01.01 Acute recurrent maxillary sinusitis
J01.1 Acute frontal sinusitis
J01.10 …… unspecified
J01.11 Acute recurrent frontal sinusitis
J01.2 Acute ethmoidal sinusitis
J01.20 …… unspecified
J01.21 Acute recurrent ethmoidal sinusitis

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