2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J01.9

Acute sinusitis, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • J01.9 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM J01.9 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J01.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 J01.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above J01.9 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 J01.9:
  • J00-J99
    2019 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
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range J00-J06

    Acute upper respiratory infections

    Type 1 Excludes
    • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection (J44.0)
    • influenza virus with other respiratory manifestations (J09.X2, J10.1, J11.1)
    Acute upper respiratory infections
  • J01
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J01

    Acute sinusitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • acute abscess of sinus
    • acute empyema of sinus
    • acute infection of sinus
    • acute inflammation of sinus
    • acute suppuration of sinus
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.
    Acute sinusitis
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J01.9
J01.21 Acute recurrent ethmoidal sinusitis
J01.3 Acute sphenoidal sinusitis
J01.30 …… unspecified
J01.31 Acute recurrent sphenoidal sinusitis
J01.4 Acute pansinusitis
J01.40 …… unspecified
J01.41 Acute recurrent pansinusitis
J01.8 Other acute sinusitis
J01.80 Other acute sinusitis
J01.81 Other acute recurrent sinusitis
J01.9 Acute sinusitis, unspecified
J01.90 Acute sinusitis, unspecified
J01.91 Acute recurrent sinusitis, unspecified
J02 Acute pharyngitis
J02.0 Streptococcal pharyngitis
J02.8 Acute pharyngitis due to other specified organisms
J02.9 Acute pharyngitis, unspecified
J03 Acute tonsillitis
J03.0 Streptococcal tonsillitis
J03.00 Acute streptococcal tonsillitis, unspecified
J03.01 Acute recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis

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