ICD-10 Code J68.8

Oth resp cond due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors

Diagnosis Code J68.8

ICD-10: J68.8
Short Description: Oth resp cond due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
Long Description: Other respiratory conditions due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
Version 2019 of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J68.8

Valid for Submission
The code J68.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Lung diseases due to external agents (J60-J70)
      • Resp cond d/t inhalation of chemicals, gas, fumes and vapors (J68)
Version 2019 Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J68.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 190 - CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE WITH MCC
  • 191 - CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE WITH CC
  • 192 - CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 506.9 - Fum/vapor resp cond NOS (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Acquired bronchiectasis
  • Acquired bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiectasis due to toxic aspiration
  • Bronchiectasis due to toxic inhalation
  • Toxin-induced bronchiectasis
  • Toxin-induced bronchiectasis

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J68.8 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


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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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

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