Asked by: Houria Vilamitjana
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How do you code aspiration pneumonia?

Pneumonitis due to inhalation of food and vomit. J69. 0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

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Keeping this in consideration, how do you code pneumonia?

In most cases, only one ICD-10 code will be applicable: J18. 9, “Pneumonia, unspecified organism.” Clinical findings might allow for increased coding specificity. In addition, there are numerous ICD-10 codes that should be used if a positive sputum culture has been documented.

Furthermore, what does pneumonia organism unspecified mean? A severe inflammation of the lungs in which the alveoli (tiny air sacs) are filled with fluid. Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung, usually caused by an infection. Three common causes are bacteria, viruses and fungi. You can also get pneumonia by accidentally inhaling a liquid or chemical.

Additionally, what is aspiration pneumonia?

Aspiration pneumonia is a lung infection that develops after you aspirate (inhale) food, liquid, or vomit into your lungs. If you are not able to cough up the aspirated material, bacteria can grow in your lungs and cause an infection.

What is complex pneumonia?

Aspiration pneumonia (implying infection), aspiration pneumonitis (suggesting chemically induced injury and inflammation), and even aspiration bronchitis are all classified as “complex” pneumonias, having a high severity of illness, similar to gram-negative and staphylococcal pneumonia.

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