Valid for Submission
J61 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and other mineral fibers. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code J61 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like asbestosis or wollastonite pneumoconiosis.
The code J61 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.
|Short Description:||Pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and other mineral fibers|
|Long Description:||Pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and other mineral fibers|
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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code J61:
Inclusion Terms Inclusion 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.
Type 1 Excludes Type 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.
- pleural plaque with asbestosis J92.0
- pneumoconiosis with tuberculosis, any type in A15 J65
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 J61 are found in the index:
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:
- Adult diagnoses - Adult. Age range is 15–124 years inclusive (e.g., senile delirium, mature cataract).
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Wollastonite pneumoconiosis
Diagnostic Related Groups
The ICD-10 code J61 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are 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). applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.
- 196 - INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE WITH MCC
- 197 - INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE WITH CC
- 198 - INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE WITHOUT CC/MCC
Convert J61 to ICD-9
- 501 - Asbestosis (Approximate Flag)
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
Lung diseases due to external agents (J60-J70)
Pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and other mineral fibers (J61)
- FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
(First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
- FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
- FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
- FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
- FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020