2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J43.9

Emphysema, unspecified

Applicable To
  • Bullous emphysema (lung)(pulmonary)
  • Emphysema (lung)(pulmonary) NOS
  • Emphysematous bleb
  • Vesicular emphysema (lung)(pulmonary)
The following code(s) above J43.9 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 J43.9:
  • J00-J99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range J00-J99

    Diseases of the respiratory system

    • 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
  • J40-J47
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range J40-J47

    Chronic lower respiratory diseases

    Type 1 Excludes
    • bronchitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors (J68.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Chronic lower respiratory diseases
  • J43
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J43


      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • compensatory emphysema (J98.3)
    • emphysema due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes or vapors (J68.4)
    • emphysema with chronic (obstructive) bronchitis (J44.-)
    • emphysematous (obstructive) bronchitis (J44.-)
    • interstitial emphysema (J98.2)
    • mediastinal emphysema (J98.2)
    • neonatal interstitial emphysema (P25.0)
    • surgical (subcutaneous) emphysema (T81.82)
    • traumatic subcutaneous emphysema (T79.7)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
Approximate Synonyms Clinical Information ICD-10-CM J43.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):

Convert J43.9 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to J43.9:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J43.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J43.9
J41 Simple and mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
J41.0 Simple chronic bronchitis
J41.1 Mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
J41.8 Mixed simple and mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
J42 Unspecified chronic bronchitis
J43 Emphysema
J43.0 Unilateral pulmonary emphysema [MacLeod's syndrome]
J43.1 Panlobular emphysema
J43.2 Centrilobular emphysema
J43.8 Other emphysema
J43.9 Emphysema, unspecified
J44 Other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
J44.0 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection
J44.1 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with (acute) exacerbation
J44.9 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified
J45 Asthma
J45.2 Mild intermittent asthma
J45.20 …… uncomplicated
J45.21 …… with (acute) exacerbation
J45.22 …… with status asthmaticus
J45.3 Mild persistent asthma

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