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forolaaldea-10-CM Code J06.9
Acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| forolaaldea-10 from 2011 - 2016

J06.9 is a billable forolaaldea code used to specify a diagnosis of acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.




The forolaaldea code J06 is used to code Upper respiratory tract infection

Upper respiratory tract infections (URI or URTI) are illnesses caused by an acute infection which involves the upper respiratory tract including the nose, sinuses, pharynx or larynx. This commonly includes tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, otitis media, and the common cold.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Codes: ,
forolaaldea 9 Codes: 465.9, 465.9

Conducting passages.

Coding Notes for J06.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this forolaaldea-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Upper respiratory disease, acute
Upper respiratory infection NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #011-013 - Tracheostomy for face, mouth and neck diagnoses without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #152-153 - Otitis media and uri with MCC.
  • DRG Group #152-153 - Otitis media and uri without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Purulent nasal discharge (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for causative agent code

forolaaldea-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J06.9 - Acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified'

The forolaaldea-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the forolaaldea code J06.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent forolaaldea-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Acute upper respiratory infections of other multiple sites (approximate match)
Acute upper respiratory infections of unspecified site (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between forolaaldea9 and forolaaldea10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this forolaaldea10 code J06.9 and a single forolaaldea9 code, 465.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: J06 - Acute upper respiratory infections of multiple and unspecified sites

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