2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J37.0

Chronic laryngitis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • J37.0 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 J37.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J37.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 J37.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Catarrhal laryngitis
  • Hypertrophic laryngitis
  • Sicca laryngitis
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 (J37.0) and the excluded code together.
  • acute laryngitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.0

    Acute laryngitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Edematous laryngitis (acute)
    • Laryngitis (acute) NOS
    • Subglottic laryngitis (acute)
    • Suppurative laryngitis (acute)
    • Ulcerative laryngitis (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute obstructive laryngitis (J05.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic laryngitis (J37.0)
    J04.0
    )
  • obstructive (acute) 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
    )
The following code(s) above J37.0 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 J37.0:
  • 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
  • J37
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J37

    Chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    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)
    • infectious agent (B95-B97)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    Chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Chronic epiglottitis
  • Chronic pharyngolaryngitis
  • Epiglotittis, chronic
  • Laryngitis, chronic
ICD-10-CM J37.0 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 J37.0 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 J37.0:
  • Type 2 Excludes: J04.0
    , J05.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.0

    Acute laryngitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Edematous laryngitis (acute)
    • Laryngitis (acute) NOS
    • Subglottic laryngitis (acute)
    • Suppurative laryngitis (acute)
    • Ulcerative laryngitis (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute obstructive laryngitis (J05.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic laryngitis (J37.0)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J05.1

    Acute epiglottitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • epiglottitis, chronic (J37.0)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J37.0:
  • Angina (attack) (cardiac) (chest) (heart) (pectoris) (syndrome) (vasomotor) I20.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I20.9

    Angina pectoris, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Angina NOS
    • Anginal syndrome
    • Cardiac angina
    • Ischemic chest pain
    • exudative, chronic J37.0
  • Atrophy, atrophic (of)
    • laryngitis, infective J37.0
  • Catarrh, catarrhal (acute) (febrile) (infectious) (inflammation) J00
    - see also condition
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J00

    Acute nasopharyngitis [common cold]

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Acute rhinitis
    • Coryza (acute)
    • Infective nasopharyngitis NOS
    • Infective rhinitis
    • Nasal catarrh, acute
    • Nasopharyngitis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • larynx, chronic J37.0
  • Congestion, congestive
    • glottis J37.0
    • larynx J37.0
  • Epiglottitis, epiglottiditis (acute) J05.10
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J05.10

    Acute epiglottitis without obstruction

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Epiglottitis NOS
    • chronic J37.0
  • Laryngitis (acute) (edematous) (fibrinous) (infective) (infiltrative) (malignant) (membranous) (phlegmonous) (pneumococcal) (pseudomembranous) (septic) (subglottic) (suppurative) (ulcerative) J04.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.0

    Acute laryngitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Edematous laryngitis (acute)
    • Laryngitis (acute) NOS
    • Subglottic laryngitis (acute)
    • Suppurative laryngitis (acute)
    • Ulcerative laryngitis (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute obstructive laryngitis (J05.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic laryngitis (J37.0)
    • chronic J37.0
    • atrophic J37.0
    • catarrhal J37.0
    • hypertrophic J37.0
    • sicca J37.0
  • Laryngopharyngitis (acute) J06.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J06.0

    Acute laryngopharyngitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • chronic J37.0
  • Pharyngolaryngitis (acute) J06.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J06.0

    Acute laryngopharyngitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • chronic J37.0
  • Trachoma, trachomatous A71.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A71.9

    Trachoma, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • Türck's J37.0
  • Türck's trachoma J37.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J37.0
J35.01 Chronic tonsillitis
J35.02 Chronic adenoiditis
J35.03 Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis
J35.1 Hypertrophy of tonsils
J35.2 Hypertrophy of adenoids
J35.3 Hypertrophy of tonsils with hypertrophy of adenoids
J35.8 Other chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids
J35.9 Chronic disease of tonsils and adenoids, unspecified
J36 Peritonsillar abscess
J37 Chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis
J37.0 Chronic laryngitis
J37.1 Chronic laryngotracheitis
J38 Diseases of vocal cords and larynx, not elsewhere classified
J38.0 Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx
J38.00 …… unspecified
J38.01 …… unilateral
J38.02 …… bilateral
J38.1 Polyp of vocal cord and larynx
J38.2 Nodules of vocal cords
J38.3 Other diseases of vocal cords
J38.4 Edema of larynx

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