Valid for Submission
J63.6 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pneumoconiosis due to other specified inorganic dusts. The code J63.6 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 J63.6 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like antimony pneumoconiosis, baritosis, bituminosis, carbon electrode makers' pneumoconiosis, cerium pneumoconiosis , cobaltosis, etc.
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 J63.6 are found in the index:
- - Lead miner's lung - J63.6
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Antimony pneumoconiosis
- Carbon electrode makers' pneumoconiosis
- Cerium pneumoconiosis
- Collagenous pneumoconiosis
- Drug-induced pneumonitis
- Erionite pneumoconiosis
- Hard metal pneumoconiosis
- Metal pneumoconiosis
- Mica pneumoconiosis
- Mixed mineral dust pneumoconiosis
- Nickel pneumoconiosis
- Pneumoconiosis due to inorganic dust
- Pulmonary siderosis
- Silver polishers' lung disease
- Thorium pneumoconiosis
- Zirconium pneumoconiosis
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.
Convert J63.6 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code J63.6 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.
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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