ICD-9-CM 518.1 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 518.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Interstitial emphysema of lung
Pathologic accumulation of air in the interstitium of the lungs. It is caused by the rupture of alveoli and terminal bronchioles. It is most often seen in premature infants that need mechanical ventilation for respiratory distress syndrome.
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 518.1 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.