Valid for Submission
J67.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to unspecified organic dust. The code J67.9 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 J67.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like asthmatic pulmonary alveolitis, extrinsic allergic alveolitis, house allergic alveolitis, sick building syndrome, simple pulmonary alveolitis , storage disease of the lung, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like J67.9 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 J67.9:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Allergic alveolitis (extrinsic) NOS
- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis NOS
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 J67.9 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:
- Asthmatic pulmonary alveolitis
- Extrinsic allergic alveolitis
- House allergic alveolitis
- Sick building syndrome
- Simple pulmonary alveolitis
- Storage disease of the lung
- Summer-type hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- Tropical pulmonary alveolitis
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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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.
- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Interstitial lung disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Interstitial lung disease - adults - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Pulmonary function tests (Medical Encyclopedia)
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