Valid for Submission
J43.8 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other emphysema. The code J43.8 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code J43.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like scar emphysema.
The code J43.8 is linked to some Quality Measures as part of Medicare's Quality Payment Program (QPP). When this code is used as part of a patient's medical record the following Quality Measures might apply: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (copd): Long-acting Inhaled Bronchodilator Therapy.
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:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Scar emphysema
- EMPHYSEMA-. a pathological accumulation of air in tissues or organs.
- MEDIASTINAL EMPHYSEMA-. presence of air in the mediastinal tissues due to leakage of air from the tracheobronchial tree usually as a result of trauma.
- PNEUMONIA ATYPICAL INTERSTITIAL OF CATTLE-. a cattle disease of uncertain cause probably an allergic reaction.
- PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA-. enlargement of air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles where gas exchange normally takes place. this is usually due to destruction of the alveolar wall. pulmonary emphysema can be classified by the location and distribution of the lesions.
- SUBCUTANEOUS EMPHYSEMA-. presence of air or gas in the subcutaneous tissues of the body.
- EMPHYSEMATOUS CHOLECYSTITIS-. a variant of acute cholecystitis with inflammation of the gallbladder that is characterized by the pockets of gas in the gallbladder wall. it is due to secondary infection caused by gas forming organisms and has a high risk of perforation.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert J43.8 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code J43.8 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Quality Payment Program Measures
When code J43.8 is part of the patient's diagnoses the following Quality Measures apply and affect reimbursement. The objective of Medicare's Quality Measures is to improve patient care by making it more: effective, safe, efficient, patient-centered and equitable.
|Quality Measure||Description||Quality Domain||Measure Type||High Priority||Submission Methods|
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Long-Acting Inhaled Bronchodilator Therapy||Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of COPD (FEV1/FVC < 70%) and who have an FEV1 less than 60% predicted and have symptoms who were prescribed a long-acting inhaled bronchodilator.||Effective Clinical Care||Process||NO||Claims, Registry|
Information for Patients
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.
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