ICD-10-CM Code R91.8

Other nonspecific abnormal finding of lung field

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Valid for Submission

R91.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other nonspecific abnormal finding of lung field. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R91.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of lung, bilateral lung opacities on chest x-ray, bronchography abnormal, bronchoscopy abnormal, endoscopy abnormal, hilar mass, etc

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

ICD-10:R91.8
Short Description:Other nonspecific abnormal finding of lung field
Long Description:Other nonspecific abnormal finding of lung field

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 R91.8:

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.
  • Lung mass NOS found on diagnostic imaging of lung
  • Pulmonary infiltrate NOS
  • Shadow, lung

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 R91.8 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of lung
  • Bilateral lung opacities on chest X-ray
  • Bronchography abnormal
  • Bronchoscopy abnormal
  • Endoscopy abnormal
  • Hilar mass
  • Imaging of lung abnormal
  • Imaging of lung consistent with tuberculosis
  • Increased lung tracer uptake
  • Increased markings
  • Increased vascular markings of lung
  • Lesion of lung
  • Lung field abnormal
  • Lung mass
  • Mass of right lower lobe of lung
  • Mottling
  • Mottling of lung
  • Multilobar lung infiltrate
  • Radiologic increased density of lung
  • Radiologic infiltrate
  • Radiologic infiltrate of lung
  • Radiologic opacity
  • Shadow
  • Shadow of lung
  • Single lobe lung infiltrate

Convert R91.8 to ICD-9

  • 793.19 - Ot nonsp ab fnd lung fld

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging and in function studies, without diagnosis (R90-R94)
      • Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of lung (R91)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020