ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 23, 2018
  ICD-10 Code for Chronic disease of tonsils & adenoids, unspecified J35.9

J35.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J35.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J30-J39 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J30-J39)
Category J35 Chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Disease (chronic) of tonsils and adenoids NOS
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Related Terms to “Chronic disease of tonsils and adenoids, unspecified”

  • Disease, diseasedSee also Syndrome
    • adenoids(and tonsils) - J35.9
    • tonsils, tonsillar(and adenoids) - J35.9
  • Lesion(s) (nontraumatic)
    • tonsillar fossa - J35.9
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Questions related to J35.9 Chronic disease of tonsils and adenoids, unspecified

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.