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    Code: J44.1

    Code Name: ICD-10 Code for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with (acute) exacerbation

    Block: Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)

    Excludes 1: bronchitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors (J68.0)

    Excludes 2: cystic fibrosis (E84.-)"

    Details: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with (acute) exacerbation


    Decompensated COPD
    Decompensated COPD with (acute) exacerbation

    Excludes 2: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] with acute bronchitis (J44.0)

    J44

    Code also: type of asthma, if applicable (J45.-)

    Use additional 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.-)

    Excludes2: lung diseases due to external agents (J60-J70)

    Guidelines: Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
    Use additional code, where applicable, to identify:exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
    history of tobacco use (Z87.891)
    occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    tobacco use (Z72.0)


    Note: When a respiratory condition is described as occurring in more than one site and is not specifically indexed, it should be classified to the lower anatomic site (e.g. tracheobronchitis to bronchitis in J40).

    Excludes 2: certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    neoplasms (C00-D49)
    smoke inhalation (T59.81-)
    symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)

    For more details on J44.1 , ICD-10 Code for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with (acute) exacerbation , visit: https://coder.aapc.com/icd-10-codes/
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