ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Dec 13, 2017

See: Viral pneumonia, not elsewhere classified

J12 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
Viral pneumonia, not elsewhere classified
Code Also
  • associated abscess, if applicable (J85.1)
Code First
Includes
  • bronchopneumonia due to viruses other than influenza viruses
Excludes1
  • aspiration pneumonia due to anesthesia during labor and delivery (O74.0)
  • aspiration pneumonia due to anesthesia during pregnancy (O29)
  • aspiration pneumonia due to anesthesia during puerperium (O89.0)
  • aspiration pneumonia due to solids and liquids (J69.-)
  • aspiration pneumonia NOS (J69.0)
  • congenital pneumonia (P23.0)
  • congenital rubella pneumonitis (P35.0)
  • interstitial pneumonia NOS (J84.9)
  • lipid pneumonia (J69.1)
  • neonatal aspiration pneumonia (P24.-)

More specific codes for Viral pneumonia, not elsewhere classified

  • J12.0 - Adenoviral pneumonia
  • J12.1 - Respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia
  • J12.2 - Parainfluenza virus pneumonia
  • J12.3 - Human metapneumovirus pneumonia
  • J12.8 - Other viral pneumonia
    • J12.81 - Pneumonia due to SARS-associated coronavirus
    • J12.89 - Other viral pneumonia
  • J12.9 - Viral pneumonia, unspecified
Back to J12
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J12 Viral pneumonia, not elsewhere classified

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.