ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 23, 2018

See: Acute laryngitis and tracheitis

J04 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
Acute laryngitis and tracheitis
Use Additional Code
  • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.
  • acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] and epiglottitis (J05.-)
  • laryngismus (stridulus) (J38.5)

More specific codes for Acute laryngitis and tracheitis

  • J04.0 - Acute laryngitis
  • J04.1 - Acute tracheitis
    • J04.10 - Acute tracheitis without obstruction
    • J04.11 - Acute tracheitis with obstruction
  • J04.2 - Acute laryngotracheitis
  • J04.3 - Supraglottitis, unspecified
    • J04.30 - Supraglottitis, unspecified, without obstruction
    • J04.31 - Supraglottitis, unspecified, with obstruction
See also ICD 10 code for
Back to J04
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J04 Acute laryngitis and tracheitis

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.