Common Lung Conditions and Their ICD-10 Codes [Infographic]

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Lung diseases include many conditions such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, interstitial lung disease, asthma, and infections such as influenza, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. Pulmonologists are specialized in diagnosing and treating such diseases related to the respiratory system. Pulmonary medical coding involves submitting error-free medical claims to get the right reimbursement on-time.

Each year, October is observed as Healthy Lung Month to raise awareness about lung disease and the importance of protecting the lungs. Common symptoms of lung disease include chronic cough, chest pain, shortness of breath without any physical exertion, chronic mucus production, and wheezing. Based on the symptoms and diagnosis, doctors might recommend a lung test, bronchoscopy, CT scan, lung biopsy, exhaled nitric oxide test or more. Diagnoses should be documented using the right ICD-10 codes.

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Common Lung Conditions and Their ICD-10 Codes