ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 21, 2018

See: Other diseases of upper respiratory tract

J39 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
Other diseases of upper respiratory tract
  • acute respiratory infection NOS (J22)
  • acute upper respiratory infection (J06.9)
  • upper respiratory inflammation due to chemicals, gases, fumes or vapors (J68.2)

More specific codes for Other diseases of upper respiratory tract

  • J39.0 - Retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscess
  • J39.1 - Other abscess of pharynx
  • J39.2 - Other diseases of pharynx
  • J39.3 - Upper respiratory tract hypersensitivity reaction, site unspecified
  • J39.8 - Other specified diseases of upper respiratory tract
  • J39.9 - Disease of upper respiratory tract, unspecified
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See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J39 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract

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.