Valid for Submission
J64 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified pneumoconiosis. The code J64 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 J64 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like benign pneumoconiosis, complicated pneumoconiosis, mixed dust pneumoconiosis, pneumoconiosis or simple pneumoconiosis.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like J64 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 J64:
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 J64 are found in the index:
- - Fibrosis, fibrotic
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Benign pneumoconiosis
- Complicated pneumoconiosis
- Mixed dust pneumoconiosis
- Simple pneumoconiosis
- PNEUMOCONIOSIS-. a diffuse parenchymal lung disease caused by inhalation of dust and by tissue reaction to their presence. these inorganic organic particulate or vaporized matters usually are inhaled by workers in their occupational environment leading to the various forms asbestosis; byssinosis; and others. similar air pollution can also have deleterious effects on the general population.
- 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
Convert J64 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code J64 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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