ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 20, 2017

See: Other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

J44 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 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Code Also
  • type of asthma, if applicable (J45.-)
Use Additional Code
  • code to identify:
  • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
  • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
  • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
  • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
  • tobacco use (Z72.0)
Includes
  • asthma with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • chronic asthmatic (obstructive) bronchitis
  • chronic bronchitis with airways obstruction
  • chronic bronchitis with emphysema
  • chronic emphysematous bronchitis
  • chronic obstructive asthma
  • chronic obstructive bronchitis
  • chronic obstructive tracheobronchitis
Excludes1
  • bronchiectasis (J47.-)
  • chronic bronchitis NOS (J42)
  • chronic simple and mucopurulent bronchitis (J41.-)
  • chronic tracheitis (J42)
  • chronic tracheobronchitis (J42)
  • emphysema without chronic bronchitis (J43.-)

More specific codes for Other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • J44.0 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection
  • J44.1 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with (acute) exacerbation
  • J44.9 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified
See also ICD 10 code for
Back to J44
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J44 Other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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.