Diagnosis Code J70.8
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code J70.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
- 205 - OTHER RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
- 206 - OTHER RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT MCC
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.
- 508.8 - Resp cond: ext agent 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.
- Disorder of respiratory system exacerbated by aspirin
- Radiation respiratory disease
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J70.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Code First: "Code first"
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a “use additional code” note at the etiology code, and a “code first” note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
- (T51-T65) to identify the external agent
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