Billable Medical Code for Hemoptysis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 786.3
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 786.3.
Hemoptysis Definition and Symptoms
Hemoptysis is the medical term for coughing up blood. The most common causes of coughing up blood are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, drug use, lung cancer, pulmonary embolism, trauma to the chest, mitral valve stenosis, lung abscess, emphysema, and tuberculosis.