Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 516.3
Idiopathic fibrosing alveolitis
  • Short description: IDIO FIBROS ALVEOLITIS.
  • ICD-9-CM 516.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 516.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM 516.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 516.3: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Applies To
  • Alveolar capillary block
  • Diffuse (idiopathic) (interstitial) pulmonary fibrosis
  • Hamman-Rich syndrome
  • No ICD-10-CM code(s) convert to ICD-9-CM 516.3
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 516.3:
  • Alveolar capillary block syndrome 516.3
  • Alveolitis
    • fibrosing (chronic) (cryptogenic) (lung) 516.3
      • idiopathic 516.3
      • rheumatoid 714.81
  • Block
    • alveolar capillary 516.3
  • Fibrosis, fibrotic
    • alveolar (diffuse) 516.3
    • lung (atrophic) (capillary) (chronic) (confluent) (massive) (perialveolar) (peribronchial) 515
      • with
        • anthracosilicosis (occupational) 500
        • anthracosis (occupational) 500
        • asbestosis (occupational) 501
        • bagassosis (occupational) 495.1
        • bauxite 503
        • berylliosis (occupational) 503
        • byssinosis (occupational) 504
        • calcicosis (occupational) 502
        • chalicosis (occupational) 502
        • dust reticulation (occupational) 504
        • farmers' lung 495.0
        • gannister disease (occupational) 502
        • graphite 503
        • pneumonoconiosis (occupational) 505
        • pneumosiderosis (occupational) 503
        • siderosis (occupational) 503
        • silicosis (occupational) 502
        • tuberculosis (see also Tuberculosis) 011.4
      • diffuse (idiopathic) (interstitial) 516.3
      • due to
        • bauxite 503
        • fumes or vapors (chemical) (inhalation) 506.4
        • graphite 503
      • following radiation 508.1
      • postinflammatory 515
      • silicotic (massive) (occupational) 502
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 011.4
    • pulmonary (chronic) (see also Fibrosis, lung) 515
      • alveolar capillary block 516.3
      • interstitial
        • diffuse (idiopathic) 516.3
        • newborn 770.7
  • Hamman-Rich syndrome (diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis) 516.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • alveolar capillary block 516.3
    • Hamman-Rich (diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis) 516.3
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