Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic J40

  • J40 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM J40 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J40 - other international versions of ICD-10 J40 may differ.
Applicable To:
  • Bronchitis NOS
  • Bronchitis with tracheitis NOS
  • Catarrhal bronchitis
  • Tracheobronchitis NOS
Use Additional:
  • code to identify:
  • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
  • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
  • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
  • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
  • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
  • tobacco use (Z72.0)
Type 1 Excludes:
  • acute bronchitis (J20.-)
  • allergic bronchitis NOS (J45.909-)
  • asthmatic bronchitis NOS (J45.9-)
  • bronchitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors (J68.0)

Codes: = Billable

  • J40 Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.