ICD-10 Code J68.8

Other respiratory conditions due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors

Version 2019 Billable Code
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

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 J68.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other respiratory conditions due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of 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)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code J68.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

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

Convert J68.8 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 506.9 - Fum/vapor resp cond NOS (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate 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

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 J68.8 are found in the index:


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
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • 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.