ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 17, 2017

See: Acute pharyngitis

J02 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Acute pharyngitis
Includes
  • acute sore throat
Excludes1
  • acute laryngopharyngitis (J06.0)
  • peritonsillar abscess (J36)
  • pharyngeal abscess (J39.1)
  • retropharyngeal abscess (J39.0)
Excludes2
  • chronic pharyngitis (J31.2)

More specific codes for Acute pharyngitis

  • J02.0 - Streptococcal pharyngitis
  • J02.8 - Acute pharyngitis due to other specified organisms
  • J02.9 - Acute pharyngitis, unspecified
See also ICD 10 code for
Back to J02
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.