Valid for Submission
J70.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of respiratory conditions due to unspecified external agent. The code J70.9 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 J70.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute toxic tracheobronchitis, acute tracheobronchitis, environmental lung disease, interruption of respiration caused by foreign body in esophagus, lung disease due to external agents , millers' asthma, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like J70.9 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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code J70.9:
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 J70.9 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:
- Acute toxic tracheobronchitis
- Acute tracheobronchitis
- Environmental lung disease
- Interruption of respiration caused by foreign body in esophagus
- Lung disease due to external agents
- Millers' asthma
- Pulmonary aspiration
- Respiratory compression caused by foreign body in esophagus
- Respiratory obstruction due to foreign body in esophagus
- Silo-fillers' disease
- Toxic pulmonary edema
- Weavers' cough
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung disease are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States.
The term lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure.
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