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

See: Other viral pneumonia

  ICD-10 Code for Pneumonia due to SARS-associated coronavirus J12.81

J12.81 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J12.81 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J09-J18 Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)
Category J12 Viral pneumonia, not elsewhere classified

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome NOS

Related Terms to “Pneumonia due to SARS-associated coronavirus”

  • Pneumonia(acute) (double) (migratory) (purulent) (septic) (unresolved) - J18.9
    • SARS-associated coronavirus - J12.81
    • viral, virus(broncho) (interstitial) (lobar) - J12.9
      • SARS-associated coronavirus - J12.81
  • SyndromeSee also Disease
    • severe acute respiratory(SARS) - J12.81
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J12.81 Pneumonia due to SARS-associated coronavirus

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