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ICD-10-CM Code J67.0
Farmer's lung

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

J67.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of farmer's lung. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code J670 is used to code Farmer's lung

Farmer's lung (not to be confused with silo-filler's disease) is a hypersensitivity pneumonitis induced by the inhalation of biologic dusts coming from hay dust or mold spores or other agricultural products. It results in a type III hypersensitivity inflammatory response and can progress to become a chronic condition which is considered potentially dangerous. While inhaled allergens often provoke the creation of IgE antibodies that circulate in the bloodstream, these types of immune response are most often initiated by exposure to thermophilic actinomycetes (most commonly Saccharopolyspora rectivirgula), which generates IgG-type antibodies. Following a subsequent exposure, IgG antibodies combine with the inhaled allergen to form immune complexes in the walls of the alveoli in the lungs. This causes fluid, protein, and cells to accumulate in the alveolar wall which slows blood-gas interchange and compromises the function of the lung.

Specialty: Pulmonology
MeSH Code: D005203
ICD 9 Code: 495.0
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for J67.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Harvester's lung
Haymaker's lung
Moldy hay disease

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #196-198 - Interstitial lung disease with MCC.
  • DRG Group #196-198 - Interstitial lung disease with CC.
  • DRG Group #196-198 - Interstitial lung disease without CC or MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J67.0 - Farmer's lung'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J67.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Threshers' lung (J67.0)
Harvester's lung (J67.0)
Haymaker's lung (J67.0)


Farmers' lung (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 495.0 was previously used, J67.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: J67 - Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to organic dust

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