Valid for Submission
J60 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of coalworker's pneumoconiosis. The code J60 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code J60 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like anthracosilicosis or coal workers' pneumoconiosis.
The code J60 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 through 124 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code J60:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Black lung disease
- Coalworker's lung
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
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 J60 are found in the index:
- - Anthracosilicosis - J60
- - Asthma, asthmatic (bronchial) (catarrh) (spasmodic) - J45.909
- - Carbon lung - J60
- - Collier's asthma or lung - J60
- - Fibrosis, fibrotic
- - Miners' asthma or lung - J60
- - Pneumoconiosis (due to) (inhalation of) - J64
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Coal workers' pneumoconiosis
- ANTHRACOSIS-. a diffuse parenchymal lung disease caused by accumulation of inhaled carbon or coal dust. the disease can progress from asymptomatic anthracosis to massive lung fibrosis. this lung lesion usually occurs in coal miners but can be seen in urban dwellers and tobacco smokers.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|196||INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE WITH MCC||04||1.7361|
|197||INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE WITH CC||04||1.0056|
|198||INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE WITHOUT CC/MCC||04||0.7423|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
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Information for Patients
Interstitial Lung Diseases
Interstitial lung disease is the name for a large group of diseases that inflame or scar the lungs. The inflammation and scarring make it hard to get enough oxygen. The scarring is called pulmonary fibrosis.
Breathing in dust or other particles in the air is responsible for some types of interstitial lung diseases. Specific types include
- Black lung disease among coal miners, from inhaling coal dust
- Farmer's lung, from inhaling farm dust
- Asbestosis, from inhaling asbestos fibers
- Siderosis, from inhaling iron from mines or welding fumes
- Silicosis, from inhaling silica dust
Other causes include autoimmune diseases or occupational exposures to molds, gases, or fumes. Some types of interstitial lung disease have no known cause.
Treatment depends on the type of exposure and the stage of the disease. It may involve medicines, oxygen therapy, or a lung transplant in severe cases.
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