Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 516.8
Other specified alveolar and parietoalveolar pneumonopathies
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Alveol pneumonopathy NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 516.8 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 516.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
  • Cholesterol pneumonia
  • Desquamative interstitial pneumonia
  • Endogenous lipoid pneumonia
  • GIP - Giant cell interstitial pneumonitis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus disease resulting in lymphoid interstitial pneumonitis
  • Idiopathic fibrosing alveolitis, chronic form
  • Interstitial pneumonia
  • Interstitial pneumonia, nonspecific
  • Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia
  • Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia
  • Pneumonia, interstitial usual (UIP)
  • Primary atypical interstitial pneumonia
  • Seasonal cryptogenic organizing pneumonia with biochemical cholestasis
  • Usual interstitial pneumonia
Clinical Information
  • Mitelman_code: 201
516.8 Excludes
  • cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (516.36)
  • idiopathic lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (516.35)
  • idiopathic non-specific interstitial pneumonitis (516.32)
  • lipoid pneumonia, exogenous or unspecified (507.1)
Applies To
  • Endogenous lipoid pneumonia
  • Interstitial pneumonia
  • Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia due to known underlying cause
  • Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia NOS
  • Non-specific interstitial pneumonia due to known underlying cause
  • Non-specific interstitial pneumonia NOS
  • Organizing pneumonia due to known underlying cause
  • Organizing pneumonia NOS
Code First
  • Code first, if applicable, underlying cause of pneumonopathy, if known
Use Additional
  • Use additional E code, if applicable, for drug-induced or toxic pneumonopathy
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 516.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J84.09 Other alveolar and parieto-alveolar conditions
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 516.8:
  • Block
    • alveolar capillary 516.8
  • BOOP (bronchiolitis obliterans organized pneumonia) 516.8
  • Bronchiolitis (acute) (infectious) (subacute) 466.19
    • obliterans 491.8
      • with organizing pneumonia (BOOP) 516.8
      • status post lung transplant 996.84
  • Fibrosis, fibrotic
    • pulmonary (chronic) (see also Fibrosis, lung) 515
      • alveolar capillary block 516.8
      • idiopathic 516.31
      • interstitial
  • 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
    • bronchiolitis obliterans organized (BOOP) 516.8
    • broncho-, bronchial (confluent) (croupous) (diffuse) (disseminated) (hemorrhagic) (involving lobes) (lobar) (terminal) 485
      • with influenza 487.0
      • allergic 518.3
      • aspiration (see also Pneumonia, aspiration) 507.0
      • bacterial 482.9
      • capillary 466.19
        • with bronchospasm or obstruction 466.19
      • chronic (see also Fibrosis, lung) 515
      • congenital (infective) 770.0
      • diplococcal 481
      • Eaton's agent 483.0
      • Escherichia coli (E. coli) 482.82
      • Friedl√§nder's bacillus 482.0
      • Hemophilus influenzae 482.2
      • hiberno-vernal 083.0 [484.8]
      • hypostatic 514
      • influenzal (see also Influenza) 487.0
      • inhalation (see also Pneumonia, aspiration) 507.0
        • due to fumes or vapors (chemical) 506.0
      • Klebsiella 482.0
      • lipid 507.1
        • endogenous 516.8
      • Mycoplasma (pneumoniae) 483.0
      • ornithosis 073.0
      • pleuropneumonia-like organisms (PPLO) 483.0
      • pneumococcal 481
      • Proteus 482.83
      • Pseudomonas 482.1
      • specified organism NEC 483.8
      • staphylococcal 482.40
      • streptococcal - see Pneumonia, streptococcal
      • typhoid 002.0 [484.8]
      • viral, virus (see also Pneumonia, viral) 480.9
    • cholesterol 516.8
    • 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
    • lipid, lipoid (exogenous) (interstitial) 507.1
      • endogenous 516.8
  • Pneumonitis (acute) (primary) (see also Pneumonia) 486
    • cholesterol 516.8
    • interstitial (chronic) (see also Fibrosis, lung) 515
    • lymphoid, interstitial 516.8
  • Pneumopathy NEC 518.89
    • parietoalveolar 516.9
      • specified condition NEC 516.8
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • alveolar capillary block 516.8
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