2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J03.91

Acute recurrent tonsillitis, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • J03.91 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM J03.91 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J03.91 - other international versions of ICD-10 J03.91 may differ.
The following code(s) above J03.91 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 J03.91:
  • J00-J99
    2020 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
    2020 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
  • J03
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J03

    Acute tonsillitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute sore throat (J02.-)
    • hypertrophy of tonsils (J35.1)
    • peritonsillar abscess (J36)
    • sore throat NOS (J02.9)
    • streptococcal sore throat (J02.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic tonsillitis (J35.0)
    Acute tonsillitis
  • J03.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J03.9

    Acute tonsillitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Follicular tonsillitis (acute)
    • Gangrenous tonsillitis (acute)
    • Infective tonsillitis (acute)
    • Tonsillitis (acute) NOS
    • Ulcerative tonsillitis (acute)
    Acute tonsillitis, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Recurrent acute tonsillitis
ICD-10-CM J03.91 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face, mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face, mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face, mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy without cc/mcc
  • 152 Otitis media and uri with mcc
  • 153 Otitis media and uri without mcc

Convert J03.91 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J03.91:
  • Adenoiditis (chronic) J35.02
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J35.02

    Chronic adenoiditis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • acute J03.90
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J03.90

      Acute tonsillitis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • recurrent J03.91
  • Tonsillitis (acute) (catarrhal) (croupous) (follicular) (gangrenous) (infective) (lacunar) (lingual) (malignant) (membranous) (parenchymatous) (phlegmonous) (pseudomembranous) (purulent) (septic) (subacute) (suppurative) (toxic) (ulcerative) (vesicular) (viral) J03.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J03.90

    Acute tonsillitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • recurrent J03.91

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J03.91
J02.9 Acute pharyngitis, unspecified
J03 Acute tonsillitis
J03.0 Streptococcal tonsillitis
J03.00 Acute streptococcal tonsillitis, unspecified
J03.01 Acute recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis
J03.8 Acute tonsillitis due to other specified organisms
J03.80 Acute tonsillitis due to other specified organisms
J03.81 Acute recurrent tonsillitis due to other specified organisms
J03.9 Acute tonsillitis, unspecified
J03.90 Acute tonsillitis, unspecified
J03.91 Acute recurrent tonsillitis, unspecified
J04 Acute laryngitis and tracheitis
J04.0 Acute laryngitis
J04.1 Acute tracheitis
J04.10 …… without obstruction
J04.11 …… with obstruction
J04.2 Acute laryngotracheitis
J04.3 Supraglottitis, unspecified
J04.30 …… without obstruction
J04.31 …… with obstruction
J05 Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] and epiglottitis

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.