Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 518.0
Pulmonary collapse
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 518.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 518.0 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: 518.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J98.11 Atelectasis
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J98.19 Other pulmonary collapse
Disease Synonyms
  • Atelectasis
  • Pressure collapse of lung due to OB anesthesia in pregnancy
  • Pressure collapse of lung due to obstetric anesthesia in pregnancy
Clinical Information
  • (at-uh-lek-tuh-sis) failure of the lung to expand (inflate) completely. This may be caused by a blocked airway, a tumor, general anesthesia, pneumonia or other lung infections, lung disease, or long-term bedrest with shallow breathing. Sometimes called a collapsed lung
  • Collapse of all or part of a lung due to bronchial plugging or the chest cavity being opened to atomspheric pressure
518.0 Excludes
  • atelectasis:
  • tuberculous, current disease (011.8)
Applies To
  • Atelectasis
  • Collapse of lung
  • Middle lobe syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 518.0:
  • Atelectasis (absorption collapse) (complete) (compression) (massive) (partial) (postinfective) (pressure collapse) (pulmonary) (relaxation) 518.0
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis, pulmonary) 011.9
  • Brock's syndrome (atelectasis due to enlarged lymph nodes) 518.0
  • Collapse 780.2
    • lung (massive) (see also Atelectasis) 518.0
      • pressure, during labor 668.0
    • pulmonary (see also Atelectasis) 518.0
  • Middle
    • lobe (right) syndrome 518.0
  • Right middle lobe syndrome 518.0
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Brock's (atelectasis due to enlarged lymph nodes) 518.0
    • middle
      • lobe (lung) (right) 518.0
      • radicular 353.0
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