ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Nov 22, 2017

See: Acute pharyngitis

  ICD-10 Code for Acute pharyngitis, unspecified J02.9

J02.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J02.9 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
  • Gangrenous pharyngitis (acute)
  • Infective pharyngitis (acute) NOS
  • Pharyngitis (acute) NOS
  • Sore throat (acute) NOS
  • Suppurative pharyngitis (acute)
  • Ulcerative pharyngitis (acute)
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Acute pharyngitis, unspecified”

  • Faucitis - J02.9
  • Necrosis, necrotic(ischemic)See also Gangrene
    • pharynx - J02.9
  • Pharyngitis(acute) (catarrhal)(gangrenous) (infective) (malignant) (membranous) (phlegmonous) (pseudomembranous) (simple) (subacute) (suppurative) (ulcerative) (viral) - J02.9
    • purulent - J02.9
    • putrid - J02.9
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
    • sore throat - J02.9
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J02.9 Acute pharyngitis, unspecified

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.