ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Nov 19, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Unspecified bacterial pneumonia J15.9

J15.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J15.9 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

• See below for any additional coding requirements that may be necessary.

• Check for any notations, inclusions and/or exclusions that are specific to this ICD 10 code before using

1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Pneumonia due to gram-positive bacteria

Related Terms to “Unspecified bacterial pneumonia”

  • Pneumonia(acute) (double) (migratory) (purulent) (septic) (unresolved) - J18.9
    • aspiration - J69.0
      • due to
        • aspiration of microorganisms
          • bacterial - J15.9
    • bacillus - J15.9
    • bacterial - J15.9
    • broncho-, bronchial(confluent) (croupous) (diffuse) (disseminated) (hemorrhagic) (involving lobes) (lobar) (terminal) - J18.0
      • bacterial - J15.9
    • lobar(disseminated) (double) (interstitial) - J18.1
      • bacterial - J15.9
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J15.9 Unspecified bacterial pneumonia

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.