ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 16, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Chronic disease of tonsils & adenoids, unspecified J35.9

J35.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J35.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J30-J39 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J30-J39)
Category J35 Chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Disease (chronic) of tonsils and adenoids NOS
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Related Terms to “Chronic disease of tonsils and adenoids, unspecified”

  • Disease, diseasedSee also Syndrome
    • adenoids(and tonsils) - J35.9
    • tonsils, tonsillar(and adenoids) - J35.9
  • Lesion(s) (nontraumatic)
    • tonsillar fossa - J35.9
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.