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

See: Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified

J15 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
Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified
Code Also
  • associated abscess, if applicable (J85.1)
Code First
Includes
  • bronchopneumonia due to bacteria other than S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae
Excludes1
  • chlamydial pneumonia (J16.0)
  • congenital pneumonia (P23.-)
  • Legionnaires' disease (A48.1)
  • spirochetal pneumonia (A69.8)

More specific codes for Bacterial pneumonia, not elsewhere classified

  • J15.0 - Pneumonia due to Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • J15.1 - Pneumonia due to Pseudomonas
  • J15.2 - Pneumonia due to staphylococcus
    • J15.20 - Pneumonia due to staphylococcus, unspecified
    • J15.21 - Pneumonia due to staphylococcus aureus
      • J15.211 - Pneumonia due to Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus
      • J15.212 - Pneumonia due to Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    • J15.29 - Pneumonia due to other staphylococcus
  • J15.3 - Pneumonia due to streptococcus, group B
  • J15.4 - Pneumonia due to other streptococci
  • J15.5 - Pneumonia due to Escherichia coli
  • J15.6 - Pneumonia due to other Gram-negative bacteria
  • J15.7 - Pneumonia due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • J15.8 - Pneumonia due to other specified bacteria
  • J15.9 - Unspecified bacterial pneumonia
Back to J15
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J15 Bacterial 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.