2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J06

Acute upper respiratory infections of multiple and unspecified sites

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • J06 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Acute upper resp infections of multiple and unsp sites
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM J06 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J06 - other international versions of ICD-10 J06 may differ.
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 J06. 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 respiratory infection NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J22

    Unspecified acute lower respiratory infection

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Acute (lower) respiratory (tract) infection NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • upper respiratory infection (acute) (J06.9)
    J22
    )
  • streptococcal pharyngitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.0

    Streptococcal pharyngitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Septic pharyngitis
    • Streptococcal sore throat
    Type 2 Excludes
    J02.0
    )
The following code(s) above J06 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 J06:
  • 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
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J06
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
J05.10 …… without obstruction
J05.11 …… with obstruction
J06 Acute upper respiratory infections of multiple and unspecified sites
J06.0 Acute laryngopharyngitis
J06.9 Acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified
J09 Influenza due to certain identified influenza viruses
J09.X Influenza due to identified novel influenza A virus
J09.X1 …… with pneumonia
J09.X2 …… with other respiratory manifestations
J09.X3 …… with gastrointestinal manifestations
J09.X9 …… with other manifestations
J10 Influenza due to other identified influenza virus
J10.0 Influenza due to other identified influenza virus with pneumonia

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