Valid for Submission
J66.8 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of airway disease due to other specific organic dusts. The code J66.8 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 J66.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like pneumoconiosis caused by sisal dust, pulmonary mycotoxicosis or toxic inhalation-induced febrile illness.
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 J66.8 are found in the index:
- - Disease, diseased - See Also: Syndrome;
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Pneumoconiosis caused by sisal dust
- Pulmonary mycotoxicosis
- Toxic inhalation-induced febrile illness
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert J66.8 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code J66.8 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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