ICD-10 Code J43.8

Other emphysema

Version 2019 Billable Code
ICD-10: J43.8
Short Description:Other emphysema
Long Description:Other emphysema

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 J43.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other emphysema. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)
      • Emphysema (J43)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code J43.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 190 - CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE WITH MCC
  • 191 - CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE WITH CC
  • 192 - CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert J43.8 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 492.8 - Emphysema NEC (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Scar emphysema

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code J43.8 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Emphysema

Emphysema is a type of COPD involving damage to the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. As a result, your body does not get the oxygen it needs. Emphysema makes it hard to catch your breath. You may also have a chronic cough and have trouble breathing during exercise.

The most common cause is cigarette smoking. If you smoke, quitting can help prevent you from getting the disease. If you already have emphysema, not smoking might keep it from getting worse. Treatment is based on whether your symptoms are mild, moderate or severe. Treatments include inhalers, oxygen, medications and sometimes surgery to relieve symptoms and prevent complications.

  • How to breathe when you are short of breath (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lung diffusion testing (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lung surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pulmonary function tests (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Traveling with breathing problems (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Using oxygen at home (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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.

  • 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.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.