2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J98.4

Other disorders of lung

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Other disorders of lung
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Other diseases of the respiratory system
      • Other respiratory disorders

J98.4 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other disorders of lung. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acquired bronchogenic cyst
  • Bulla of lung
  • Calcification of lung
  • Cavitation of lung
  • Cavitation of lung
  • Cavitation of lung
  • Chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Chronic lung disease due to surfactant disorder
  • Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
  • Cystic-bullous disease of the lung
  • Diffuse pulmonary calcinosis
  • Discoloration of lung
  • Disorder of lung
  • Disorder of lung due to immunoglobulin A vasculitis
  • Erythrocytosis due to pulmonary disease
  • Erythrocytosis due to tissue hypoxemia
  • FEV1/FVC ratio abnormal
  • Hemosiderosis
  • Idiopathic diffuse pulmonary ossification
  • Infected bronchogenic cyst
  • Infection by Pneumocystis jirovecii
  • Infection of lung caused by Pneumocystis
  • Lung cyst
  • Lung cyst
  • Lung disease due to connective tissue disorder
  • Lung disorder due to autoimmune disorder
  • Lung disorder due to autoimmune disorder
  • Lung function mildly obstructed
  • Lymphocytic pseudotumor of lung
  • Micronodular pulmonary ossification
  • Milk-induced pulmonary disease in infant
  • Multiple lung cysts
  • Multiple nodules of lung
  • Non-smoker's second hand smoke syndrome
  • Occupational lung disease
  • Pneumocystis jirovecii lung cyst
  • Pneumocystosis
  • Pulmolithiasis
  • Pulmonary aspergillosis
  • Pulmonary cavity following infection by Coccidioides
  • Pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma
  • Pulmonary hypertension due to lung disease and/or hypoxia
  • Pulmonary nodular lymphoid hyperplasia
  • Pulmonary ossification
  • Pulmonary toxicity
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Restrictive lung disease due to kyphoscoliosis
  • Restrictive lung disease due to muscular dystrophy
  • Right ventricular failure due to pulmonary disease
  • Right ventricular failure due to pulmonary vascular disease
  • Secondary hemosiderosis
  • Secondary pulmonary hemosiderosis
  • Smoker's respiratory syndrome
  • Squamous metaplasia of lung
  • Uremic lung

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Hemosiderosis

    conditions in which there is a generalized increase in the iron stores of body tissues, particularly of liver and the mononuclear phagocyte system, without demonstrable tissue damage. the name refers to the presence of stainable iron in the tissue in the form of hemosiderin.
  • Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

    lung infections with the invasive forms of aspergillus, usually after surgery, transplantation, prolonged neutropenia or treatment with high-doses of corticosteroids. invasive pulmonary aspergillosis can progress to chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis or hematogenous spread to other organs.
  • Pulmonary Aspergillosis

    infections of the respiratory tract with fungi of the genus aspergillus.
  • Mononuclear Phagocyte System

    mononuclear cells with pronounced phagocytic ability that are distributed extensively in lymphoid and other organs. it includes macrophages and their precursors; phagocytes; kupffer cells; histiocytes; dendritic cells; langerhans cells; and microglia. the term mononuclear phagocyte system has replaced the former reticuloendothelial system, which also included less active phagocytic cells such as fibroblasts and endothelial cells. (from illustrated dictionary of immunology, 2d ed.)
  • Aspergillus

    a genus of mitosporic fungi containing about 100 species and eleven different teleomorphs in the family trichocomaceae.
  • Restrictive Lung Disease

    decreased lung volume and inadequate ventilation due to parenchymal lung disorders (e.g., interstitial pulmonary fibrosis) or extrapulmonary disorders (e.g., scoliosis). patients present with shortness of breath and cough.
  • Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis

    a spectrum of disorders associated with long-term aspergillus infection of the lung that usually occur in immunocompetent individuals with underlying respiratory disorders, and may be characterized by pulmonary fibrosis or cavitation.
  • Pulmonary Toxicity

    toxicity that impairs or damages the lung(s). this condition is often caused by the administration of a pharmaceutical agent that causes damage to the lungs.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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.
  • Calcification of lung
  • Cystic lung disease (acquired)
  • Lung disease NOS
  • Pulmolithiasis

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • acute interstitial pneumonitis J84.114
  • pulmonary insufficiency following surgery J95.1 J95.2

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert J98.4 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 518.89 - Other lung disease NEC

Patient Education

Lung Diseases

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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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.