Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 516.1
Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • Manifestation Code
  • ICD-9-CM 516.1 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 516.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Pulmonary hemosiderosis, idiopathic
516.1 Excludes
  • acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage in infants [AIPHI] (786.31)
Applies To
  • Essential brown induration of lung
Code First
  • Code first underlying disease (275.01-275.09)
    Excludes: acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage in infants [AIPHI] (786.31)
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 516.1 describes the manifestation of an underlying disease, not the disease itself, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 516.1 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM J84.03 Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 516.1:
  • Hemosiderosis 275.09
    • pulmonary (idiopathic) 275.09 [516.1]
  • Induration, indurated
    • lung (black) (brown) (chronic) (fibroid) (see also Fibrosis, lung) 515
      • essential brown 275.09 [516.1]
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