ICD-10-CM Code J70.8
Respiratory conditions due to other specified external agents
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
J70.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of respiratory conditions due to other specified external agents. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code J70 is used to code Respiratory disease
Respiratory disease is a medical term that encompasses pathological conditions affecting the organs and tissues that make gas exchange possible in higher organisms, and includes conditions of the upper respiratory tract, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, pleura and pleural cavity, and the nerves and muscles of breathing. Respiratory diseases range from mild and self-limiting, such as the common cold, to life-threatening entities like bacterial pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and lung cancer.
|MeSH Codes:||D012140, D012140, D012140, D012140, D012140, D012140|
|ICD 9 Codes:||460, 470, 480, 490, 500, 519|
Micrograph of an emphysematous lung; emphysema is a common respiratory disease, strongly associated with smoking. H&E stain.
Coding Notes for J70.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
- See Section T51-T65 to identify the external agent
- DRG Group #205-206 - Other respiratory system diagnoses with MCC.
- DRG Group #205-206 - Other respiratory system diagnoses without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J70.8 - Respiratory conditions due to other specified external agents'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J70.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code J70.8 and a single ICD9 code, 508.8 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.