2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.0

Acute laryngitis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • J04.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM J04.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J04.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 J04.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Edematous laryngitis (acute)
  • Laryngitis (acute) NOS
  • Subglottic laryngitis (acute)
  • Suppurative laryngitis (acute)
  • Ulcerative laryngitis (acute)
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 J04.0. 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 obstructive laryngitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J05.0

    Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Obstructive laryngitis (acute) NOS
    • Obstructive laryngotracheitis NOS
    J05.0
    )
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 (J04.0) and the excluded code together.
  • chronic laryngitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J37.0

    Chronic laryngitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Catarrhal laryngitis
    • Hypertrophic laryngitis
    • Sicca laryngitis
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute laryngitis (J04.0)
    • obstructive (acute) laryngitis (J05.0)
    J37.0
    )
The following code(s) above J04.0 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 J04.0:
  • 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
  • J04
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04

    Acute laryngitis and tracheitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] and epiglottitis (J05.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • laryngismus (stridulus) (J38.5)
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.
    Acute laryngitis and tracheitis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngitis due to gastroesophageal reflux
  • Reflux laryngitis
  • Viral laryngitis
ICD-10-CM J04.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 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 J04.0 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
Code annotations containing back-references to J04.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: J38
    , J38.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J38

    Diseases of vocal cords and larynx, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital laryngeal stridor (P28.89)
    • obstructive laryngitis (acute) (J05.0)
    • postprocedural subglottic stenosis (J95.5)
    • stridor (R06.1)
    • ulcerative laryngitis (J04.0)
    Use Additional
    • code 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)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J38.4

    Edema of larynx

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Edema (of) glottis
    • Subglottic edema
    • Supraglottic edema
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] (J05.0)
    • edematous laryngitis (J04.0)
  • Type 2 Excludes: J37.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J37.0

    Chronic laryngitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Catarrhal laryngitis
    • Hypertrophic laryngitis
    • Sicca laryngitis
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute laryngitis (J04.0)
    • obstructive (acute) laryngitis (J05.0)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J04.0:
  • Gangrene, gangrenous (connective tissue) (dropsical) (dry) (moist) (skin) (ulcer) I96
    - see also Necrosis
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I96

    Gangrene, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Gangrenous cellulitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • gangrene in diabetes mellitus (E08-E13 with .52)
    • laryngitis J04.0
  • Glottitis J04.0 - see also Laryngitis
  • Laryngitis (acute) (edematous) (fibrinous) (infective) (infiltrative) (malignant) (membranous) (phlegmonous) (pneumococcal) (pseudomembranous) (septic) (subglottic) (suppurative) (ulcerative) J04.0
    • spasmodic J05.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J05.0

      Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Obstructive laryngitis (acute) NOS
      • Obstructive laryngotracheitis NOS
      • acute J04.0
    • Hemophilus influenzae J04.0
    • H. influenzae J04.0
    • streptococcal J04.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J04.0
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
J05.0 Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]
J05.1 Acute epiglottitis

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