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

See: Acute bronchitis

J20 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
Acute bronchitis
Includes
  • acute and subacute bronchitis (with) bronchospasm
  • acute and subacute bronchitis (with) tracheitis
  • acute and subacute bronchitis (with) tracheobronchitis, acute
  • acute and subacute fibrinous bronchitis
  • acute and subacute membranous bronchitis
  • acute and subacute purulent bronchitis
  • acute and subacute septic bronchitis
Excludes1
  • bronchitis NOS (J40)
  • tracheobronchitis NOS (J40)
Excludes2
  • acute bronchitis with bronchiectasis (J47.0)
  • acute bronchitis with chronic obstructive asthma (J44.0)
  • acute bronchitis with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (J44.0)
  • allergic bronchitis NOS (J45.909-)
  • bronchitis due to chemicals, fumes and vapors (J68.0)
  • chronic bronchitis NOS (J42)
  • chronic mucopurulent bronchitis (J41.1)
  • chronic obstructive bronchitis (J44.-)
  • chronic obstructive tracheobronchitis (J44.-)
  • chronic simple bronchitis (J41.0)
  • chronic tracheobronchitis (J42)

More specific codes for Acute bronchitis

  • J20.0 - Acute bronchitis due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • J20.1 - Acute bronchitis due to Hemophilus influenzae
  • J20.2 - Acute bronchitis due to streptococcus
  • J20.3 - Acute bronchitis due to coxsackievirus
  • J20.4 - Acute bronchitis due to parainfluenza virus
  • J20.5 - Acute bronchitis due to respiratory syncytial virus
  • J20.6 - Acute bronchitis due to rhinovirus
  • J20.7 - Acute bronchitis due to echovirus
  • J20.8 - Acute bronchitis due to other specified organisms
  • J20.9 - Acute bronchitis, unspecified
Back to J20
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J20 Acute bronchitis

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.