|Dx:||Bronchitis, acute or chronic not specified, infectious or noninfectious|
|Pre-ICD10 counterpart:||Bronchitis, Tracheobronchitis|
|Charlson/ALERT Scale:||Chronic pulmonary disease|
|APACHE Como Component:||Respiratory|
|APACHE Acute Component:||none|
|External ICD10 Documentation|
This diagnosis is a part of ICD10 collection.
- This code is for bronchitis or tracheobronchitis which: (a) may be infectious or non-infectious, BUT (b) is NOT specified as acute or chronic.
- An IMPORTANT potential confusion is this code versus Bronchitis, chronic, infectious or noninfectious
- The difference is whether it's known to be chronic (Bronchitis, chronic, infectious or noninfectious) versus not clear if it's chronic or acute (Bronchitis, acute or chronic not specified, infectious or noninfectious).
- On the other hand, for ACUTE infectious bronchitis or tracheobronchitis, use: Lower respiratory tract infection, acute infectious
Alternate ICD10s to consider coding instead or in addition
|Lower respiratory tract infection codes:|
Candidate Combined ICD10 codes
Related CCI Codes
This code does not trigger APACHE Acute Dxs in ICD10 codes while some other dxs that seem no more "intense" do. This is a wastebasket course, and of its uses might have made sense to include in Apache, while others do not. So, we decided to exclude it.
Data Integrity Checks (automatic list)
|Query check ICD10 Inf Potential Infection must have pathogen or alt||CCMDB.accdb||declined|
|Query Check Inf Pathogens must have Infection requiring pathogen or Potential Infection||CCMDB.accdb||implemented|