Billable Medical Code for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 516.31
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 516.31.
The Short Description Is: Idiopath pulmon fibrosis.
Pulmonary fibrosis is also known as diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (ipf) familial, and pulmonary fibrosis familial.
Pulmonary Fibrosis Definition and Symptoms
Pulmonary fibrosis is when lung tissue is damaged or scarred. This thickened tissue makes it much more difficult for your lungs to function properly. As pulmonary fibrosis worsens you become more and more short of breath. Symptoms include a dry cough, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, aching muscles/joints, and shortness of breath.