2022 ICD-10-CM Code J63

Pneumoconiosis due to other inorganic dusts

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:J63
Short Description:Pneumoconiosis due to other inorganic dusts
Long Description:Pneumoconiosis due to other inorganic dusts

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Lung diseases due to external agents (J60-J70)
      • Pneumoconiosis due to other inorganic dusts (J63)

J63 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of pneumoconiosis due to other inorganic dusts. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Pneumoconiosis due to other inorganic dusts

Non-specific codes like J63 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for pneumoconiosis due to other inorganic dusts:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J63.0 for Aluminosis (of lung)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J63.1 for Bauxite fibrosis (of lung)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J63.2 for Berylliosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J63.3 for Graphite fibrosis (of lung)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J63.4 for Siderosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J63.5 for Stannosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J63.6 for Pneumoconiosis due to other specified inorganic dusts

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 J63:


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.

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

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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)