2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J61

Pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and other mineral fibers

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
  • J61 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM J61 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J61 - other international versions of ICD-10 J61 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • J61 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
Applicable To
  • Asbestosis
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as J61. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • pleural plaque with asbestosis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J92.0

    Pleural plaque with presence of asbestos

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    J92.0
    )
  • pneumoconiosis with tuberculosis, any type in
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A15

    Respiratory tuberculosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    A15
    (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J65

    Pneumoconiosis associated with tuberculosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Any condition in J60-J64 with tuberculosis, any type in A15
    • Silicotuberculosis
    J65
    )
The following code(s) above J61 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to J61:
  • J00-J99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range J00-J99

    Diseases of the respiratory system

    Note
    • When a respiratory condition is described as occurring in more than one site and is not specifically indexed, it should be classified to the lower anatomic site (e.g. tracheobronchitis to bronchitis in J40).
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • smoke inhalation (T59.81-)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Use Additional
    • code, where applicable, to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    Diseases of the respiratory system
  • J60-J70
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range J60-J70

    Lung diseases due to external agents

    Type 2 Excludes
    • asthma (J45.-)
    • malignant neoplasm of bronchus and lung (C34.-)
    Lung diseases due to external agents
Approximate Synonyms
  • Asbestosis
Clinical Information
  • A form of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers which elicit potent inflammatory responses in the parenchyma of the lung. The disease is characterized by interstitial fibrosis of the lung, varying from scattered sites to extensive scarring of the alveolar interstitium.
  • A lung disease caused by breathing in particles of asbestos (a group of minerals that take the form of tiny fibers). Symptoms include coughing, trouble breathing, and chest pain caused by scarring and permanent damage to lung tissue. Asbestosis increases the risk of lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma (cancer found in the lining of the lungs, chest, or abdomen).
  • A lung disorder caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers. It results in fibrosis of the lung parenchyma. Signs and symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest pain.
ICD-10-CM J61 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 196 Interstitial lung disease with mcc
  • 197 Interstitial lung disease with cc
  • 198 Interstitial lung disease without cc/mcc

Convert J61 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to J61:
  • Type 2 Excludes: J66
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J66

    Airway disease due to specific organic dust

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • allergic alveolitis (J67.-)
    • asbestosis (J61)
    • bagassosis (J67.1)
    • farmer's lung (J67.0)
    • hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to organic dust (J67.-)
    • reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (J68.3)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J61:
  • Amianthosis J61
  • Asbestosis J61 (occupational)
  • Fibrosis, fibrotic
    • lung (atrophic) (chronic) (confluent) (massive) (perialveolar) (peribronchial) J84.10
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J84.10

      Pulmonary fibrosis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Capillary fibrosis of lung
      • Cirrhosis of lung (chronic) NOS
      • Fibrosis of lung (atrophic) (chronic) (confluent) (massive) (perialveolar) (peribronchial) NOS
      • Induration of lung (chronic) NOS
      • Postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis
      • with
        • asbestosis J61
  • Pneumoconiosis (due to) (inhalation of) J64
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J64

    Unspecified pneumoconiosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pneumonoconiosis with tuberculosis, any type in A15 (J65)
    • asbestos J61
    • mineral fibers NEC J61

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J61
J45.909 …… uncomplicated
J45.99 Other asthma
J45.990 Exercise induced bronchospasm
J45.991 Cough variant asthma
J45.998 Other asthma
J47 Bronchiectasis
J47.0 Bronchiectasis with acute lower respiratory infection
J47.1 Bronchiectasis with (acute) exacerbation
J47.9 Bronchiectasis, uncomplicated
J60 Coalworker's pneumoconiosis
J61 Pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and other mineral fibers
J62 Pneumoconiosis due to dust containing silica
J62.0 Pneumoconiosis due to talc dust
J62.8 Pneumoconiosis due to other dust containing silica
J63 Pneumoconiosis due to other inorganic dusts
J63.0 Aluminosis (of lung)
J63.1 Bauxite fibrosis (of lung)
J63.2 Berylliosis
J63.3 Graphite fibrosis (of lung)
J63.4 Siderosis
J63.5 Stannosis

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.