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ICD 10 Coding Alert

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Pulmonology: Distinguish Byssinosis Diagnosis Distinctly With J66.0

Hint: Look for other expansions to J66 for pneumopathy due to inhalation of other dusts. When your pulmonologist diagnoses byssinosis, a condition caused by inhalation of cotton dust, you’ll be pleased to know that you have a very specific code to report this condition with ICD-10 codes, a choice that you did not have while using ICD-9. ICD-9: When reporting [...]