2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J68.3

Other acute and subacute respiratory conditions due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • J68.3 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Oth ac & subac resp cond d/t chemicals, gas, fumes & vapors
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM J68.3 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J68.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 J68.3 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome
The following code(s) above J68.3 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 J68.3:
  • 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
  • J68
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J68

    Respiratory conditions due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    Use Additional
    • code to identify associated respiratory conditions, such as:
    • acute respiratory failure (J96.0-)
    Respiratory conditions due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
Approximate Synonyms
  • Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome
ICD-10-CM J68.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 205 Other respiratory system diagnoses with mcc
  • 206 Other respiratory system diagnoses without mcc

Convert J68.3 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 J68.3:
  • 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 J68.3:
  • Asthma, asthmatic (bronchial) (catarrh) (spasmodic) J45.909
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J45.909

    Unspecified asthma, uncomplicated

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Asthma NOS
    Type 2 Excludes
    • lung diseases due to external agents (J60-J70)
    • due to
      • inhalation of fumes J68.3
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • respiratory (tract) J98.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J98.9

      Respiratory disorder, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Respiratory disease (chronic) NOS
      • acute or subacute NOS J06.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J06.9

        Acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Upper respiratory disease, acute
        • Upper respiratory infection NOS
        Use Additional
        • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent, if known, such as:
        • respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (B97.4)
        • due to
          • chemicals, gases, fumes or vapors J68.3 (inhalation)
      • due to
        • chemicals, gases, fumes or vapors J68.9
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J68.9

          Unspecified respiratory condition due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
          • acute or subacute NEC J68.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • reactive airways dysfunction J68.3

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J68.3
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
J69.1 Pneumonitis due to inhalation of oils and essences
J69.8 Pneumonitis due to inhalation of other solids and liquids
J70 Respiratory conditions due to other external agents
J70.0 Acute pulmonary manifestations due to radiation
J70.1 Chronic and other pulmonary manifestations due to radiation

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