ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Jan 19, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Unspecified bacterial pneumonia J15.9

J15.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J15.9 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 J15 Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified
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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Pneumonia due to gram-positive bacteria

Related Terms to “Unspecified bacterial pneumonia”

  • Pneumonia(acute) (double) (migratory) (purulent) (septic) (unresolved) - J18.9
    • aspiration - J69.0
      • due to
        • aspiration of microorganisms
          • bacterial - J15.9
    • bacillus - J15.9
    • bacterial - J15.9
    • broncho-, bronchial(confluent) (croupous) (diffuse) (disseminated) (hemorrhagic) (involving lobes) (lobar) (terminal) - J18.0
      • bacterial - J15.9
    • lobar(disseminated) (double) (interstitial) - J18.1
      • bacterial - J15.9

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.