2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J69.8

Pneumonitis due to inhalation of other solids and liquids

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • J69.8 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM J69.8 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J69.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 J69.8 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Pneumonitis due to aspiration of blood
  • Pneumonitis due to aspiration of detergent
Code First
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • (T51-T65
    ICD-10-CM Range T51-T65

    Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source

    Note
    • When no intent is indicated code to accidental. Undetermined intent is only for use when there is specific documentation in the record that the intent of the toxic effect cannot be determined.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • contact with and (suspected) exposure to toxic substances (Z77.-)
    Use Additional
    • code(s):
    • for all associated manifestations of toxic effect, such as: respiratory conditions due to external agents (J60-J70)
    • personal history of foreign body fully removed (Z87.821)
    • to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    • T51 Toxic effect of alcohol
    • T52 Toxic effect of organic solvents
    • T53 Toxic effect of halogen derivatives of a...
    • T54 Toxic effect of corrosive substances
    • T55 Toxic effect of soaps and detergents
    • T56 Toxic effect of metals
    • T57 Toxic effect of other inorganic substanc...
    • T58 Toxic effect of carbon monoxide
    • T59 Toxic effect of other gases, fumes and v...
    • T60 Toxic effect of pesticides
    • T61 Toxic effect of noxious substances eaten...
    • T62 Toxic effect of other noxious substances...
    • T63 Toxic effect of contact with venomous an...
    • T64 Toxic effect of aflatoxin and other myco...
    • T65 Toxic effect of other and unspecified su...
    ) to identify substance
The following code(s) above J69.8 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 J69.8:
  • J00-J99
    2019 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
    2019 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
  • J69
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J69

    Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neonatal aspiration syndromes (P24.-)
    • postprocedural pneumonitis (J95.4)
    Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids
Approximate Synonyms
  • Aspiration pneumonia, liquids
  • Aspiration pneumonia, solids
  • Asthma due to detergent
  • Detergent asthma
  • Pneumonitis due to inhaled liquid
  • Pneumonitis due to inhaled solid
ICD-10-CM J69.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 177 Respiratory infections and inflammations with mcc
  • 178 Respiratory infections and inflammations with cc
  • 179 Respiratory infections and inflammations without cc/mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert J69.8 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
Code annotations containing back-references to J69.8:
  • Type 1 Excludes: J45
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J45

    Asthma

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • allergic (predominantly) asthma
    • allergic bronchitis NOS
    • allergic rhinitis with asthma
    • atopic asthma
    • extrinsic allergic asthma
    • hay fever with asthma
    • idiosyncratic asthma
    • intrinsic nonallergic asthma
    • nonallergic asthma
    Type 1 Excludes
    • detergent asthma (J69.8)
    • eosinophilic asthma (J82)
    • miner's asthma (J60)
    • wheezing NOS (R06.2)
    • wood asthma (J67.8)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • asthma with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (J44.9)
    • chronic asthmatic (obstructive) bronchitis (J44.9)
    • chronic obstructive asthma (J44.9)
    Use Additional
    • code 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)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J69.8:
  • Asthma, asthmatic (bronchial) (catarrh) (spasmodic) J45.909
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J45.909

    Unspecified asthma, uncomplicated

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Asthma NOS
    Type 2 Excludes
    • lung diseases due to external agents (J60-J70)
    • due to
      • detergent J69.8
    • detergent J69.8
  • Detergent asthma J69.8
  • Pneumonia (acute) (double) (migratory) (purulent) (septic) (unresolved) J18.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J18.9

    Pneumonia, unspecified organism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • aspiration J69.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J69.0

      Pneumonitis due to inhalation of food and vomit

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Aspiration pneumonia NOS
      • Aspiration pneumonia (due to) food (regurgitated)
      • Aspiration pneumonia (due to) gastric secretions
      • Aspiration pneumonia (due to) milk
      • Aspiration pneumonia (due to) vomit
      Code Also
      • any associated foreign body in respiratory tract (T17.-)
      Type 1 Excludes
      • chemical pneumonitis due to anesthesia (J95.4)
      • obstetric aspiration pneumonitis (O74.0)
      • due to
        • solids, liquids NEC J69.8
  • Pneumonitis (acute) (primary) - see also Pneumonia
    • due to
      • inhalation
        • blood J69.8
        • solids, liquids NEC J69.8
      • detergent J69.8
      • solids, liquids NEC J69.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J69.8
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
J70.2 Acute drug-induced interstitial lung disorders
J70.3 Chronic drug-induced interstitial lung disorders
J70.4 Drug-induced interstitial lung disorders, unspecified
J70.5 Respiratory conditions due to smoke inhalation
J70.8 Respiratory conditions due to other specified external agents
J70.9 Respiratory conditions due to unspecified external agent
J80 Acute respiratory distress syndrome

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