Lung Scarring ICD 10 code

jrawat

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Hi,

I have confusion in coding Lung Scarring and Pulmonary Fibrosis, can we code J84.10 for both?
 

Munzueta

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Mayo Clinic defines Pulmonary Fibrosis as lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred.
If the scarring is an imaging finding then that will be integral to the actual condition of fibrosis, so only code J84.10 will be needed.

hope this helps!
 
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