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ICD-10-CM Code J99
Respiratory disorders in diseases classified elsewhere

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Manifestation Code
Certain ICD-10-CM codes identify an underlying condition known as an etiology code. Conditions that arise as a result of an underlying condition (etiology), are referred to as Manifestations. In ICD-10-CM, etiology codes must be coded first, followed by the manifestation codes. When a condition requires etiology and manifestation codes, there is a "use additional code" note following the etiology code and a "code first" note following the manifestation code.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

J99 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of respiratory disorders in diseases classified elsewhere. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code J99 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.

Specialty: Pulmonology
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.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for J99 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Underlying disease, such as:
Amyloidosis See code E85.-
Ankylosing spondylitis See Code M45
Congenital syphilis See code A50.5
Cryoglobulinemia See code D89.1
Early congenital syphilis See code A50.0
Schistosomiasis (B65.0-B65.9) See code B65.0-
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."
Respiratory disorders in:
Amebiasis - instead, use code A06.5
Blastomycosis (B40.0-B40.2) - instead, use code B40.0-
Candidiasis - instead, use code B37.1
Coccidioidomycosis (B38.0-B38.2) - instead, use code B38.0-
Cystic fibrosis with pulmonary manifestations - instead, use code E84.0
Dermatomyositis (M33.01, M33.11) - instead, use code M33.01
Histoplasmosis (B39.0-B39.2) - instead, use code B39.0-
Late syphilis (A52.72, A52.73) - instead, use code A52.72
Polymyositis - instead, use code M33.21
Sicca syndrome - instead, use code M35.02
Systemic lupus erythematosus - instead, use code M32.13
Systemic sclerosis - instead, use code M34.81
Wegener's granulomatosis (M31.30-M31.31) - instead, use code M31.30-

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.


Lung involvement in other diseases classified elsewhere (approximate match)

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 J99 and a single ICD9 code, 517.8 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/J99