Pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and other mineral fibers J61- >

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 Billable/Specific Code
    J92.0
    )
  • pneumoconiosis with tuberculosis, any type in
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A15

    Respiratory tuberculosis

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

    Pneumoconiosis associated with tuberculosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Any condition in J60-J64 with tuberculosis, any type in A15
    • Silicotuberculosis
    J65
    )
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.
Codes
  • J61 Pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and other mineral fibers