2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J34

Other and unspecified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • J34 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM J34 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J34 - other international versions of ICD-10 J34 may differ.
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 (J34) and the excluded code together.
  • varicose ulcer of nasal septum (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I86.8

    Varicose veins of other specified sites

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
    Applicable To
    • Varicose ulcer of nasal septum
The following code(s) above J34 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 J34:
  • J00-J99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range J00-J99

    Diseases of the respiratory system

    • 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
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 J34
J32.2 Chronic ethmoidal sinusitis
J32.3 Chronic sphenoidal sinusitis
J32.4 Chronic pansinusitis
J32.8 Other chronic sinusitis
J32.9 Chronic sinusitis, unspecified
J33 Nasal polyp
J33.0 Polyp of nasal cavity
J33.1 Polypoid sinus degeneration
J33.8 Other polyp of sinus
J33.9 Nasal polyp, unspecified
J34 Other and unspecified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
J34.0 Abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of nose
J34.1 Cyst and mucocele of nose and nasal sinus
J34.2 Deviated nasal septum
J34.3 Hypertrophy of nasal turbinates
J34.8 Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
J34.81 Nasal mucositis (ulcerative)
J34.89 Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
J34.9 Unspecified disorder of nose and nasal sinuses
J35 Chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids
J35.0 Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis

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