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ICD-10-CM Code J69.0
Pneumonitis due to inhalation of food and vomit

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

J69.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pneumonitis due to inhalation of food and vomit. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code J690 is used to code Aspiration pneumonia

Aspiration pneumonia is bronchopneumonia that develops due to the entrance of foreign materials into the bronchial tree, usually oral or gastric contents (including food, saliva, or nasal secretions). Depending on the acidity of the aspirate, a chemical pneumonitis can develop, and bacterial pathogens (particularly anaerobic bacteria) may add to the inflammation.

Specialty: Pulmonology
MeSH Codes: D011015, D011015, D011015
ICD 9 Codes: 507, 770.18, 997.32

Histopathologic image of aspiration pneumonia in an elderly patient with debilitating neurologic illness. Note foreign-body giant cell reaction. Autopsy case. H & E stain.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for J69.0 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.
Aspiration pneumonia NOS
Aspiration pneumonia (due to) food (regurgitated)
Aspiration pneumonia (due to) gastric secretions
Aspiration pneumonia (due to) milk
Aspiration pneumonia (due to) vomit
Code Also Note:
Code Also
A Code Also note indicates that two or more codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but the order of codes is at the coder's discretion. Code order depends on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
Any associated foreign body in respiratory tract See code T17.-
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."
Chemical pneumonitis due to anesthesia - instead, use code J95.4
Obstetric aspiration pneumonitis - instead, use code O74.0

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #177-179 - Respiratory infections and inflammations with MCC.
  • DRG Group #177-179 - Respiratory infections and inflammations with CC.
  • DRG Group #177-179 - Respiratory infections and inflammations without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Postoperative aspiration pneumonia (disorder)
  • Aspiration pneumonia resulting from a procedure (disorder)
  • Recurrent aspiration pneumonia (disorder)
  • Aspiration pneumonia due to regurgitated gastric secretions (disorder)
  • Aspiration pneumonia due to inhalation of vomitus (disorder)
  • Pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents (finding)
  • Pneumonitis due to inhalation of regurgitated food (disorder)
  • Pneumonitis due to inhalation of food or vomitus (disorder)
  • Aspiration pneumonia due to regurgitated food (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

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

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J69.0 - Pneumonitis due to inhalation of food and vomit'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J69.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Pneumonitis due to inhalation of food or vomitus (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 507.0 was previously used, J69.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: J69 - Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids

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