ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 17, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Viral pneumonia, unspecified J12.9

J12.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J12.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J09-J18 Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)
Category J12 Viral pneumonia, not elsewhere classified

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.

Related Terms to “Viral pneumonia, unspecified”

  • Pneumonia(acute) (double) (migratory) (purulent) (septic) (unresolved) - J18.9
    • aspiration - J69.0
      • due to
        • aspiration of microorganisms
          • viral - J12.9
    • viral, virus(broncho) (interstitial) (lobar) - J12.9
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.