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ICD-10-CM Code J84.1
Other interstitial pulmonary diseases with fibrosis

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code J84.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of J84.1 that describes the diagnosis 'other interstitial pulmonary diseases with fibrosis' in more detail.

The ICD code J841 is used to code Acute interstitial pneumonitis

Acute interstitial pneumonitis (also known as acute interstitial pneumonia or Hamman–Rich syndrome) is a rare, severe lung disease that usually affects otherwise healthy individuals. There is no known cause or cure.

Specialty: Pulmonology
MeSH Code: D011658
ICD 9 Code: 516.3

Micrograph of diffuse alveolar damage, the histologic correlate of acute interstitial pneumonitis. H&E stain.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for J84.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

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 fibrosis (chronic) due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes or vapors - instead, use code J68.4
Pulmonary fibrosis (chronic) following radiation - instead, use code J70.1

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (disorder)
  • Idiopathic fibrosing alveolitis (disorder)
  • Toxic diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (disorder)
  • Acute idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for an external cause code

Parent Code: J84 - Other interstitial pulmonary diseases

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