Diagnosis Code D38.6
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code D38.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH MCC 180
- RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH CC 181
- RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITHOUT CC/MCC 182
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 235.9 - Unc behav neo resp NEC (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive and respiratory systems
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of respiratory tract
Information for Patients
When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung disease are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States.
The term lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure.
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- Alveolar abnormalities
- Blood gases
- Breath sounds
- Chemical pneumonitis
- Chest tube insertion
- Coughing up blood
- Lung disease
- Lung PET scan
- Pulmonary edema
- Pulmonary function tests
- Solitary pulmonary nodule