Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 501
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015
  • Adult Only Dx (15-124 years)

  • ICD-9-CM 501 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 501 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 501 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J61 Pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and other mineral fibers
Clinical Information
  • A form of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers which elicit potent inflammatory responses in the parenchyma of the lung. The disease is characterized by interstitial fibrosis of the lung, varying from scattered sites to extensive scarring of the alveolar interstitium
  • A lung disease caused by breathing in particles of asbestos (a group of minerals that take the form of tiny fibers). Symptoms include coughing, trouble breathing, and chest pain caused by scarring and permanent damage to lung tissue. Asbestosis increases the risk of lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma (cancer found in the lining of the lungs, chest, or abdomen)
  • A lung disorder caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers. It results in fibrosis of the lung parenchyma. Signs and symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest pain
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 501 is only applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 501:
  • Amianthosis 501
  • Asbestosis (occupational) 501
  • Fibrosis, fibrotic
    • 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) 516.31
      • 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
  • Pneumoconiosis (due to) (inhalation of) 505
    • asbestos 501
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