ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 23, 2017

See: Acute pharyngitis

  ICD-10 Code for Streptococcal pharyngitis J02.0

J02.0 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J02.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J00-J06 Acute upper respiratory infections (J00-J06)
Category J02 Acute pharyngitis

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Septic pharyngitis
  • Streptococcal sore throat
Excludes2
  • scarlet fever (A38.-)
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Streptococcal pharyngitis”

  • Disease, diseasedSee also Syndrome
  • Pharyngitis(acute) (catarrhal)(gangrenous) (infective) (malignant) (membranous) (phlegmonous) (pseudomembranous) (simple) (subacute) (suppurative) (ulcerative) (viral) - J02.9
    • septic - J02.0
    • streptococcal - J02.0
  • Septicsee condition
    • sore — See also Abscess
      • throat - J02.0
        • streptococcal - J02.0
  • Sore
    • throat(acute) — See also Pharyngitis
      • septic - J02.0
      • streptococcal(ulcerative) - J02.0
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J02.0 Streptococcal pharyngitis

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.