ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 22, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Pneumonia due to other Gram-negative bacteria J15.6

J15.6 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J15.6 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 J15 Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Pneumonia due to other aerobic Gram-negative bacteria
  • Pneumonia due to Serratia marcescens

Related Terms to “Pneumonia due to other Gram-negative bacteria”

  • Pneumonia(acute) (double) (migratory) (purulent) (septic) (unresolved) - J18.9
    • broncho-, bronchial(confluent) (croupous) (diffuse) (disseminated) (hemorrhagic) (involving lobes) (lobar) (terminal) - J18.0
      • Proteus - J15.6
      • Serratia marcescens - J15.6
    • Enterobacter - J15.6
    • gram-negative bacteria NEC - J15.6
    • in(due to)
      • Bacterium anitratum - J15.6
      • Enterobacter - J15.6
      • Herellea - J15.6
      • Proteus - J15.6
      • Serratia marcescens - J15.6
    • lobar(disseminated) (double) (interstitial) - J18.1
      • Proteus - J15.6
    • Proteus - J15.6
    • Serratia marcescens - J15.6
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J15.6 Pneumonia due to other Gram-negative bacteria

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