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ICD-10-CM Code J68.1
Pulmonary edema due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors

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

J68.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pulmonary edema due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

Coding Notes for J68.1 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.
Chemical pulmonary edema (acute) (chronic)
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Pulmonary edema (acute) (chronic) NOS - instead, use code J81.-

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #189 - Pulmonary edema and respiratory failure.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Chemical-induced pulmonary edema (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for an external cause code
  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J68.1 - Pulmonary edema due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J68.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Acute pulmonary edema due to fumes and vapors (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 506.1 was previously used, J68.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: J68 - Respiratory conditions due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors

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