Valid for Submission
J69.8 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pneumonitis due to inhalation of other solids and liquids. The code J69.8 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 J69.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like aspiration pneumonia due to near drowning, detergent asthma, drowning and non-fatal immersion, immersion, nonfatal submersion , pneumonitis due to aspiration of blood, etc.
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 J69.8:
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.
- Pneumonitis due to aspiration of blood
- Pneumonitis due to aspiration of detergent
Code FirstCode First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
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 J69.8 are found in the index:
- - Asthma, asthmatic (bronchial) (catarrh) (spasmodic) - J45.909
- - Detergent asthma - J69.8
- - Pneumonia (acute) (double) (migratory) (purulent) (septic) (unresolved) - J18.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Aspiration pneumonia due to near drowning
- Detergent asthma
- Drowning and non-fatal immersion
- Nonfatal submersion
- Pneumonitis due to aspiration of blood
- Pneumonitis due to inhaled liquid
- Pneumonitis due to inhaled solid
- Pulmonary aspiration of blood
- Pulmonary aspiration of fluid
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
Also called: Bronchopneumonia
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs. Many germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can cause pneumonia. You can also get pneumonia by inhaling a liquid or chemical. People most at risk are older than 65 or younger than 2 years of age, or already have health problems.
Symptoms of pneumonia vary from mild to severe. See your doctor promptly if you
- Have a high fever
- Have shaking chills
- Have a cough with phlegm that doesn't improve or gets worse
- Develop shortness of breath with normal daily activities
- Have chest pain when you breathe or cough
- Feel suddenly worse after a cold or the flu
Your doctor will use your medical history, a physical exam, and lab tests to diagnose pneumonia. Treatment depends on what kind you have. If bacteria are the cause, antibiotics should help. If you have viral pneumonia, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medicine to treat it.
Preventing pneumonia is always better than treating it. Vaccines are available to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia and the flu. Other preventive measures include washing your hands frequently and not smoking.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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