ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 18, 2017

See: Respiratory conditions due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors

J68 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Respiratory conditions due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
Code First
Use Additional Code
  • acute respiratory failure (J96.0-)
  • code to identify associated respiratory conditions, such as:

More specific codes for Respiratory conditions due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors

  • J68.0 - Bronchitis and pneumonitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
  • J68.1 - Pulmonary edema due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
  • J68.2 - Upper respiratory inflammation due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors, not elsewhere classified
  • J68.3 - Other acute and subacute respiratory conditions due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
  • J68.4 - Chronic respiratory conditions due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
  • J68.8 - Other respiratory conditions due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
  • J68.9 - Unspecified respiratory condition due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
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Questions related to J68 Respiratory conditions due to inhalation of chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.