Diagnosis Code J68.9
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code J68.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)
- 190 - CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE WITH MCC
- 191 - CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE WITH CC
- 192 - CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE WITHOUT CC/MCC
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
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.
- 506.9 - Fum/vapor resp cond NOS (approximate) 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.
- Respiratory condition caused by chemical fumes AND/OR vapors
- Spelters' fever
Information for Patients
There are a variety of substances you can inhale that can cause acute internal injuries. Particles in the air from fires and toxic fumes can damage your eyes and respiratory system. They also can make chronic heart and lung diseases worse.
Symptoms of acute inhalation injuries may include
- Coughing and phlegm
- A scratchy throat
- Irritated sinuses
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain or tightness
- Stinging eyes
- A runny nose
- If you already have asthma, it may get worse.
The best way to prevent inhalation injuries is to limit your exposure. If you smell or see smoke, or know that fires are nearby, you should leave the area if you are at greater risk from breathing smoke.
Environmental Protection Agency