2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J37.1

Chronic laryngotracheitis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • J37.1 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 J37.1 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J37.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 J37.1 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Laryngitis, chronic, with tracheitis (chronic)
  • Tracheitis, chronic, with laryngitis
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 J37.1. 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.
  • chronic tracheitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J42

    Unspecified chronic bronchitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Chronic bronchitis NOS
    • Chronic tracheitis
    • Chronic tracheobronchitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • chronic asthmatic bronchitis (J44.-)
    • chronic bronchitis with airways obstruction (J44.-)
    • chronic emphysematous bronchitis (J44.-)
    • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease NOS (J44.9)
    • simple and mucopurulent chronic bronchitis (J41.-)
    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)
    J42
    )
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 (J37.1) and the excluded code together.
  • acute laryngotracheitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.2

    Acute laryngotracheitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Laryngotracheitis NOS
    • Tracheitis (acute) with laryngitis (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute obstructive laryngotracheitis (J05.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic laryngotracheitis (J37.1)
    J04.2
    )
  • acute tracheitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.1

    Acute tracheitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Acute viral tracheitis
    • Catarrhal tracheitis (acute)
    • Tracheitis (acute) NOS
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic tracheitis (J42)
    J04.1
    )
The following code(s) above J37.1 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 J37.1:
  • 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
  • J37
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J37

    Chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 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
  • Laryngotracheitis, chronic
ICD-10-CM J37.1 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 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 J37.1 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 J37.1:
  • Type 2 Excludes: J04.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.2

    Acute laryngotracheitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Laryngotracheitis NOS
    • Tracheitis (acute) with laryngitis (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute obstructive laryngotracheitis (J05.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic laryngotracheitis (J37.1)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J37.1:
  • 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 2020 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
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J37.0

      Chronic laryngitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Catarrhal laryngitis
      • Hypertrophic laryngitis
      • Sicca laryngitis
      Type 2 Excludes
      • acute laryngitis (J04.0)
      • obstructive (acute) laryngitis (J05.0)
      • with tracheitis J37.1 (chronic)
  • Laryngotracheitis (acute) (Infectional) (infective) (viral) J04.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.2

    Acute laryngotracheitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Laryngotracheitis NOS
    • Tracheitis (acute) with laryngitis (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute obstructive laryngotracheitis (J05.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic laryngotracheitis (J37.1)
    • atrophic J37.1
    • catarrhal J37.1
    • chronic J37.1
    • hypertrophic J37.1
    • sicca J37.1
  • Tracheitis (catarrhal) (infantile) (membranous) (plastic) (septal) (suppurative) (viral) J04.10
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.10

    Acute tracheitis without obstruction

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • with
      • laryngitis (acute) J04.2
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.2

        Acute laryngotracheitis

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Laryngotracheitis NOS
        • Tracheitis (acute) with laryngitis (acute)
        Type 1 Excludes
        • acute obstructive laryngotracheitis (J05.0)
        Type 2 Excludes
        • chronic laryngotracheitis (J37.1)
        • chronic J37.1
    • chronic J42
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J42

      Unspecified chronic bronchitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Chronic bronchitis NOS
      • Chronic tracheitis
      • Chronic tracheobronchitis
      Type 1 Excludes
      • chronic asthmatic bronchitis (J44.-)
      • chronic bronchitis with airways obstruction (J44.-)
      • chronic emphysematous bronchitis (J44.-)
      • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease NOS (J44.9)
      • simple and mucopurulent chronic bronchitis (J41.-)
      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)
      • with
        • laryngitis J37.1 (chronic)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J37.1
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
J38.5 Laryngeal spasm

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.