ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 20, 2017

See: Respiratory failure, not elsewhere classified

J96 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
Respiratory failure, not elsewhere classified
Excludes1
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome (J80)
  • cardiorespiratory failure (R09.2)
  • newborn respiratory distress syndrome (P22.0)
  • postprocedural respiratory failure (J95.82-)
  • respiratory arrest (R09.2)
  • respiratory arrest of newborn (P28.81)
  • respiratory failure of newborn (P28.5)

More specific codes for Respiratory failure, not elsewhere classified

  • J96.0 - Acute respiratory failure
    • J96.00 - Acute respiratory failure, unspecified whether with hypoxia or hypercapnia
    • J96.01 - Acute respiratory failure with hypoxia
    • J96.02 - Acute respiratory failure with hypercapnia
  • J96.1 - Chronic respiratory failure
    • J96.10 - Chronic respiratory failure, unspecified whether with hypoxia or hypercapnia
    • J96.11 - Chronic respiratory failure with hypoxia
    • J96.12 - Chronic respiratory failure with hypercapnia
  • J96.2 - Acute and chronic respiratory failure
    • J96.20 - Acute and chronic respiratory failure, unspecified whether with hypoxia or hypercapnia
    • J96.21 - Acute and chronic respiratory failure with hypoxia
    • J96.22 - Acute and chronic respiratory failure with hypercapnia
  • J96.9 - Respiratory failure, unspecified
    • J96.90 - Respiratory failure, unspecified, unspecified whether with hypoxia or hypercapnia
    • J96.91 - Respiratory failure, unspecified with hypoxia
    • J96.92 - Respiratory failure, unspecified with hypercapnia
Back to J96
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.