2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J70.5

Respiratory conditions due to smoke inhalation

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  • J70.5 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM J70.5 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J70.5 - other international versions of ICD-10 J70.5 may differ.
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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.
  • smoke inhalation (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T59.81

    Toxic effect of smoke

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    Applicable To
    • Smoke inhalation
    Type 2 Excludes
    • toxic effect of cigarette (tobacco) smoke (T65.22-)
    T59.81-
    )
Type 2 Excludes
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A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (J70.5) and the excluded code together.
  • smoke inhalation due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J68.9

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

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    J68.9
    )
The following code(s) above J70.5 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 J70.5:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Smoke inhalation injury
Clinical Information
  • Pulmonary injury following the breathing in of toxic smoke from burning materials such as plastics, synthetics, building materials, etc. This injury is the most frequent cause of death in burn patients.
ICD-10-CM J70.5 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
  • 928 Full thickness burn with skin graft or inhalation injury with cc/mcc
  • 929 Full thickness burn with skin graft or inhalation injury without cc/mcc

Convert J70.5 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J70.5:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • respiratory (tract) J98.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J98.9

      Respiratory disorder, unspecified

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      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
          • smoke inhalation J70.5
  • Inhalation
    • smoke T59.81-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T59.81-

      Toxic effect of smoke

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Smoke inhalation
      Type 2 Excludes
      • toxic effect of cigarette (tobacco) smoke (T65.22-)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J70.5
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
J81 Pulmonary edema
J81.0 Acute pulmonary edema
J81.1 Chronic pulmonary edema
J82 Pulmonary eosinophilia, not elsewhere classified
J82.8 Pulmonary eosinophilia, not elsewhere classified
J82.81 Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia
J82.82 Acute eosinophilic pneumonia

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.