ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Nov 18, 2018

See: Pneumonia due to staphylococcus

J15.21 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
Pneumonia due to staphylococcus aureus

More specific codes for Pneumonia due to staphylococcus aureus

  • J15.211 - Pneumonia due to Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus
  • J15.212 - Pneumonia due to Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J15.21 Pneumonia due to staphylococcus aureus

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.