Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 516.37
Desquamative interstitial pneumonia
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Desquamatv interst pneu.
  • ICD-9-CM 516.37 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 516.37 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 516.37 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J84.117 Desquamative interstitial pneumonia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 516.37:
  • Pneumonia (acute) (Alpenstich) (benign) (bilateral) (brain) (cerebral) (circumscribed) (congestive) (creeping) (delayed resolution) (double) (epidemic) (fever) (flash) (fulminant) (fungoid) (granulomatous) (hemorrhagic) (incipient) (infantile) (infectious) (infiltration) (insular) (intermittent) (latent) (lobe) (migratory) (newborn) (organized) (overwhelming) (primary) (progressive) (pseudolobar) (purulent) (resolved) (secondary) (senile) (septic) (suppurative) (terminal) (true) (unresolved) (vesicular) 486
    • desquamative interstitial 516.37
    • interstitial 516.8
      • with influenzal (see also Influenza) 487.0
      • acute
        • due to Pneumocystis (carinii) (jiroveci) 136.3
          • meaning:
            • acute interstitial pneumonitis 516.33
            • atypical pneumonia - see Pneumonia, atypical
            • bacterial pneumonia - see Pneumonia, bacterial
      • chronic (see also Fibrosis, lung) 515
      • desquamative 516.37
      • hypostatic 514
      • idiopathic 516.30
      • lipoid 507.1
      • lymphoid (due to known underlying cause) 516.8
      • non-specific (due to known underlying cause) 516.8
      • organizing (due to known underlying cause) 516.8
      • plasma cell 136.3
      • Pseudomonas 482.1
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