ICD-9-CM 500 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 500 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
A chronic lung disorder characterized by deposition of coal dust in the lung parenchyma leading to the formation of black nodules and emphysema. It occurs in coal miners
A diffuse parenchymal lung disease caused by accumulation of inhaled carbon or coal dust. The disease can progress from asymptomatic anthracosis to massive lung fibrosis. This lung lesion usually occurs in coal miners, but can be seen in urban dwellers and tobacco smokers
Black lung disease
Coal workers' lung
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
500 is only applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
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