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ICD-10-CM Code J67.8
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to other organic dusts

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

J67.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to other organic dusts. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code J67 is used to code Flock worker's lung

flock worker's lung is an occupational lung disease caused by exposure to flock, small fibers that are glued to a backing in order to create a specific texture. people who work in flocking are at risk of inhaling the small fibers, which causes interstitial lung disease. the disease was initially described in 1998, when a group of workers at a flocking plant developed interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology.

Specialty: Pulmonology
ICD 9 Code: 495

Flocked fabric

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for J67.8 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.
Cheese-washer's lung
Coffee-worker's lung
Fish-meal worker's lung
Furrier's lung

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 'J67.8 - Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to other organic dusts'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J67.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Wood lung or pneumonitis (J67.8)
Sequoiosis lung or pneumonitis (J67.8)
Red-cedar lung or pneumonitis (J67.8)
Pituitary-snuff-taker's disease (J67.8)
Grainhandler's disease or lung (J67.8)
Fishmeal-worker's lung (J67.8)
Furrier's lung (J67.8)
Cheese-washer's lung (J67.8)
Cheese-worker's lung (J67.8)


Other specified allergic alveolitis and pneumonitis (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 495.8 was previously used, J67.8 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: J67 - Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to organic dust

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/J678