2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J39.8

Other specified diseases of upper respiratory tract

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • J39.8 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 J39.8 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J39.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 J39.8 may differ.
The following code(s) above J39.8 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 J39.8:
  • 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
  • J39
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J39

    Other diseases of upper respiratory tract

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute respiratory infection NOS (J22)
    • acute upper respiratory infection (J06.9)
    • upper respiratory inflammation due to chemicals, gases, fumes or vapors (J68.2)
    Other diseases of upper respiratory tract
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disorder of trachea
  • Stenosis of trachea
  • Tracheal disease
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Tracheomalacia
ICD-10-CM J39.8 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
  • 202 Bronchitis and asthma with cc/mcc
  • 203 Bronchitis and asthma without cc/mcc

Convert J39.8 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J39.8:
  • Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) L02.91
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.91

    Cutaneous abscess, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • upper
      • respiratory J39.8
    • trachea J39.8
  • Adhesions, adhesive (postinfective) K66.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K66.0

    Peritoneal adhesions (postprocedural) (postinfection)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adhesions (of) abdominal (wall)
    • Adhesions (of) diaphragm
    • Adhesions (of) intestine
    • Adhesions (of) male pelvis
    • Adhesions (of) omentum
    • Adhesions (of) stomach
    • Adhesive bands
    • Mesenteric adhesions
    Type 1 Excludes
    • female pelvic adhesions [bands] (N73.6)
    • peritoneal adhesions with intestinal obstruction (K56.5-)
    • trachea J39.8
  • Anosmia R43.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R43.0

    Anosmia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • postinfectional J39.8
  • Atrophy, atrophic (of)
    • trachea J39.8
    • upper respiratory tract J39.8
  • Calcification
    • trachea J39.8
  • Change(s) (in) (of) - see also Removal
  • Cicatrix (adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) L90.5
    - see also Scar
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.5

    Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adherent scar (skin)
    • Cicatrix
    • Disfigurement of skin due to scar
    • Fibrosis of skin NOS
    • Scar NOS
    Type 2 Excludes
    • trachea J39.8
  • Collapse R55
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R55

    Syncope and collapse

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Blackout
    • Fainting
    • Vasovagal attack
    Type 1 Excludes
    • cardiogenic shock (R57.0)
    • carotid sinus syncope (G90.01)
    • heat syncope (T67.1)
    • neurocirculatory asthenia (F45.8)
    • neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (G90.3)
    • orthostatic hypotension (I95.1)
    • postprocedural shock (T81.1-)
    • psychogenic syncope (F48.8)
    • shock NOS (R57.9)
    • shock complicating or following abortion or ectopic or molar pregnancy (O00-O07, O08.3)
    • shock complicating or following labor and delivery (O75.1)
    • Stokes-Adams attack (I45.9)
    • unconsciousness NOS (R40.2-)
    • trachea J39.8
  • Compression
    • trachea J39.8
  • Deformity Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • trachea (rings) (congenital) Q32.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q32.1

      Other congenital malformations of trachea

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Atresia of trachea
      • Congenital anomaly of tracheal cartilage
      • Congenital dilatation of trachea
      • Congenital malformation of trachea
      • Congenital stenosis of trachea
      • Congenital tracheocele
      • acquired J39.8
  • Deviation (in)
    • trachea J39.8
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • respiratory (tract) J98.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J98.9

      Respiratory disorder, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Respiratory disease (chronic) NOS
      • acute or subacute NOS J06.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J06.9

        Acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Upper respiratory disease, acute
        • Upper respiratory infection NOS
        Use Additional
        • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent, if known, such as:
        • respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (B97.4)
        • noninfectious J39.8
      • upper J39.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J39.9

        Disease of upper respiratory tract, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        • noninfectious NEC J39.8
        • specified NEC J39.8
    • trachea NEC J39.8
  • Diverticulum, diverticula (multiple) K57.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K57.90

    Diverticulosis of intestine, part unspecified, without perforation or abscess without bleeding

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Diverticular disease of intestine NOS
    • trachea J39.8 (acquired)
  • Dyskinesia G24.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G24.9

    Dystonia, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Dyskinesia NOS
    • trachea J39.8
  • Hypersecretion
    • upper respiratory J39.8
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • respiratory (tract) J98.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J98.8

      Other specified respiratory disorders

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • upper (acute) J06.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J06.9

        Acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Upper respiratory disease, acute
        • Upper respiratory infection NOS
        Use Additional
        • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent, if known, such as:
        • respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (B97.4)
        • chronic J39.8
  • Necrosis, necrotic (ischemic) - see also Gangrene
    • trachea J39.8
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • trachea J39.8
  • Ossification
    • trachea J39.8
  • Perichondritis
    • trachea J39.8
  • Scar, scarring L90.5
    - see also Cicatrix
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.5

    Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adherent scar (skin)
    • Cicatrix
    • Disfigurement of skin due to scar
    • Fibrosis of skin NOS
    • Scar NOS
    Type 2 Excludes
    • trachea J39.8
  • Stenosis, stenotic (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
  • Stricture - see also Stenosis
  • Tracheocele (external) (internal) J39.8
  • Tracheomalacia J39.8
  • Tracheostenosis J39.8
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
    • trachea J39.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J39.8
J38.3 Other diseases of vocal cords
J38.4 Edema of larynx
J38.5 Laryngeal spasm
J38.6 Stenosis of larynx
J38.7 Other diseases of larynx
J39 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract
J39.0 Retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscess
J39.1 Other abscess of pharynx
J39.2 Other diseases of pharynx
J39.3 Upper respiratory tract hypersensitivity reaction, site unspecified
J39.8 Other specified diseases of upper respiratory tract
J39.9 Disease of upper respiratory tract, unspecified
J40 Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic
J41 Simple and mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
J41.0 Simple chronic bronchitis
J41.1 Mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
J41.8 Mixed simple and mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
J42 Unspecified chronic bronchitis
J43 Emphysema
J43.0 Unilateral pulmonary emphysema [MacLeod's syndrome]
J43.1 Panlobular emphysema

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