2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J34.2

Deviated nasal septum

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • J34.2 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 J34.2 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J34.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 J34.2 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Deflection or deviation of septum (nasal) (acquired)
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 J34.2. 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.
  • congenital deviated nasal septum (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q67.4

    Other congenital deformities of skull, face and jaw

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital depressions in skull
    • Congenital hemifacial atrophy or hypertrophy
    • Deviation of nasal septum, congenital
    • Squashed or bent nose, congenital
    Type 1 Excludes
    • dentofacial anomalies [including malocclusion] (M26.-)
    • syphilitic saddle nose (A50.5)
    Q67.4
    )
The following code(s) above J34.2 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 J34.2:
  • 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
  • J34
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J34

    Other and unspecified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • varicose ulcer of nasal septum (I86.8)
    Other and unspecified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acquired deviated nasal septum
  • Deviated nasal septum, acquired
ICD-10-CM J34.2 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
  • 154 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with mcc
  • 155 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with cc
  • 156 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert J34.2 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 J34.2:
  • Type 2 Excludes: M95.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M95.0

    Acquired deformity of nose

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • deviated nasal septum (J34.2)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J34.2:
  • Crooked septum, nasal J34.2
  • Deflection
    • septum J34.2 (acquired) (nasal) (nose)
    • turbinate J34.2 (nose)
  • Deformity Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • nose (acquired) (cartilage) M95.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M95.0

      Acquired deformity of nose

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 2 Excludes
      • deviated nasal septum (J34.2)
    • septum, nasal J34.2 (acquired)
  • Deviation (in)
  • Dislocation (articular)
    • septum J34.2 (nasal) (old)
  • Irregular, irregularity
    • septum J34.2 (nasal)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J34.2
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
J35.01 Chronic tonsillitis
J35.02 Chronic adenoiditis
J35.03 Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis

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