2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J67.9

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to unspecified organic dust

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • J67.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM J67.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J67.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 J67.9 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Allergic alveolitis (extrinsic) NOS
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis NOS
The following code(s) above J67.9 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 J67.9:
  • J00-J99
    2020 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
    2020 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
  • J67
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J67

    Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to organic dust

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • allergic alveolitis and pneumonitis due to inhaled organic dust and particles of fungal, actinomycetic or other origin
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pneumonitis due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes or vapors (J68.0)
    Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to organic dust
Approximate Synonyms
  • Extrinsic allergic alveolitis
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
Clinical Information
  • A common interstitial lung disease caused by hypersensitivity reactions of pulmonary alveoli after inhalation of and sensitization to environmental antigens of microbial, animal, or chemical sources. The disease is characterized by lymphocytic alveolitis and granulomatous pneumonitis.
  • Conditions in which inhalation of organic dusts results in hypersensitivity reactions at the alveolar level, associated with the production of precipitins.
ICD-10-CM J67.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 196 Interstitial lung disease with mcc
  • 197 Interstitial lung disease with cc
  • 198 Interstitial lung disease without cc/mcc

Convert J67.9 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
Code annotations containing back-references to J67.9:
  • Type 1 Excludes: J39.3
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J39.3

    Upper respiratory tract hypersensitivity reaction, site unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • hypersensitivity reaction of upper respiratory tract, such as:
    • extrinsic allergic alveolitis (J67.9)
    • pneumoconiosis (J60-J67.9)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J67.9:
  • Allergy, allergic (reaction) (to) T78.40
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T78.40

    Allergy, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Allergic reaction NOS
    • Hypersensitivity NOS
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • lung J98.4
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J98.4

      Other disorders of lung

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Calcification of lung
      • Cystic lung disease (acquired)
      • Lung disease NOS
      • Pulmolithiasis
      Type 1 Excludes
      • acute interstitial pneumonitis (J84.114)
      • pulmonary insufficiency following surgery (J95.1-J95.2)
      • obstructive (chronic) J43.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J43.9

        Emphysema, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Bullous emphysema (lung)(pulmonary)
        • Emphysema (lung)(pulmonary) NOS
        • Emphysematous bleb
        • Vesicular emphysema (lung)(pulmonary)
        • with
          • alveolitis, allergic J67.9
          • hypersensitivity pneumonitis J67.9
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • airway J98.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J98.8

      Other specified respiratory disorders

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • with
        • allergic alveolitis J67.9
  • Pneumonitis (acute) (primary) - see also Pneumonia

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J67.9
J67 Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to organic dust
J67.0 Farmer's lung
J67.1 Bagassosis
J67.2 Bird fancier's lung
J67.3 Suberosis
J67.4 Maltworker's lung
J67.5 Mushroom-worker's lung
J67.6 Maple-bark-stripper's lung
J67.7 Air conditioner and humidifier lung
J67.8 Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to other organic dusts
J67.9 Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to unspecified organic dust
J68 Respiratory conditions due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
J68.0 Bronchitis and pneumonitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
J68.1 Pulmonary edema due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
J68.2 Upper respiratory inflammation due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors, not elsewhere classified
J68.3 Other acute and subacute respiratory conditions due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
J68.4 Chronic respiratory conditions due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
J68.8 Other respiratory conditions due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
J68.9 Unspecified respiratory condition due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
J69 Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids
J69.0 Pneumonitis due to inhalation of food and vomit

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