AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2011 Issue 4; VOLUMES 1 & 2 NEW/REVISED CODES

Interstitial Lung Conditions

Effective October 1, 2011, category 516, Other alveolar and parietoalveolar pneumonopathy, has been expanded to create new codes for several different interstitial lung conditions. These conditions are described below. Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia Code 516.3 has been expanded and the title changed from "idiopathic fibrosing alveolitis" to "idiopathic interstitial pneumonia." Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias are a group of scarring lung diseases with distinctive presentations, pathophysiology and clinical course. Seven new codes have been created at this subcategory for specific types of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (516.31-516.37); as well as code 516.30, Idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, not otherwise specified...

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