2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J20.5

Acute bronchitis due to respiratory syncytial virus

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  • J20.5 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 J20.5 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J20.5 - other international versions of ICD-10 J20.5 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Acute bronchitis due to RSV
The following code(s) above J20.5 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 J20.5:
  • 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
  • J20-J22
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range J20-J22

    Other acute lower respiratory infections

    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection (J44.0)
    Other acute lower respiratory infections
  • J20
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J20

    Acute bronchitis

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    Includes
    • acute and subacute bronchitis (with) bronchospasm
    • acute and subacute bronchitis (with) tracheitis
    • acute and subacute bronchitis (with) tracheobronchitis, acute
    • acute and subacute fibrinous bronchitis
    • acute and subacute membranous bronchitis
    • acute and subacute purulent bronchitis
    • acute and subacute septic bronchitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • bronchitis NOS (J40)
    • tracheobronchitis NOS (J40)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute bronchitis with bronchiectasis (J47.0)
    • acute bronchitis with chronic obstructive asthma (J44.0)
    • acute bronchitis with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (J44.0)
    • allergic bronchitis NOS (J45.909-)
    • bronchitis due to chemicals, fumes and vapors (J68.0)
    • chronic bronchitis NOS (J42)
    • chronic mucopurulent bronchitis (J41.1)
    • chronic obstructive bronchitis (J44.-)
    • chronic obstructive tracheobronchitis (J44.-)
    • chronic simple bronchitis (J41.0)
    • chronic tracheobronchitis (J42)
    Acute bronchitis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute bronchitis due to rsv
  • Acute respiratory syncytial virus bronchitis
ICD-10-CM J20.5 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 202 Bronchitis and asthma with cc/mcc
  • 203 Bronchitis and asthma without cc/mcc

Convert J20.5 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
Code annotations containing back-references to J20.5:
  • Type 2 Excludes: B97.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B97.4

    Respiratory syncytial virus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

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    Applicable To
    • RSV as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
    Code First
    • related disorders, such as:
    • otitis media (H65.-)
    • upper respiratory infection (J06.9)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute bronchiolitis due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (J21.0)
    • acute bronchitis due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (J20.5)
    • respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pneumonia (J12.1)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J20.5:
  • Bronchitis (diffuse) (fibrinous) (hypostatic) (infective) (membranous) J40
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J40

    Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic

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    Applicable To
    • Bronchitis NOS
    • Bronchitis with tracheitis NOS
    • Catarrhal bronchitis
    • Tracheobronchitis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute bronchitis (J20.-)
    • allergic bronchitis NOS (J45.909-)
    • asthmatic bronchitis NOS (J45.9-)
    • bronchitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors (J68.0)
    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)
    • acute or subacute (with bronchospasm or obstruction) J20.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J20.9

      Acute bronchitis, unspecified

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  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

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  • Virus, viral - see also condition

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J20.5
J18.1 Lobar pneumonia, unspecified organism
J18.2 Hypostatic pneumonia, unspecified organism
J18.8 Other pneumonia, unspecified organism
J18.9 Pneumonia, unspecified organism
J20 Acute bronchitis
J20.0 Acute bronchitis due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae
J20.1 Acute bronchitis due to Hemophilus influenzae
J20.2 Acute bronchitis due to streptococcus
J20.3 Acute bronchitis due to coxsackievirus
J20.4 Acute bronchitis due to parainfluenza virus
J20.5 Acute bronchitis due to respiratory syncytial virus
J20.6 Acute bronchitis due to rhinovirus
J20.7 Acute bronchitis due to echovirus
J20.8 Acute bronchitis due to other specified organisms
J20.9 Acute bronchitis, unspecified
J21 Acute bronchiolitis
J21.0 Acute bronchiolitis due to respiratory syncytial virus
J21.1 Acute bronchiolitis due to human metapneumovirus
J21.8 Acute bronchiolitis due to other specified organisms
J21.9 Acute bronchiolitis, unspecified
J22 Unspecified acute lower respiratory infection

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