Radiology Question for the Week of July 11, 2016

Question:

Question:

Could you update us with the most current ICD-10 diagnosis codes for lung screening?

For example, which code do we use for current smokers, and which do we use for former smokers?

Answer:

Answer:

For a former smoker, report diagnosis code Z87.891 (personal history of tobacco use/personal history of nicotine dependence). For a current smoker, you must choose one of the five codes below, depending on the documentation from the referring physician.

F17.210   Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, uncomplicated

F17.211   Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, in remission

F17.213   Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, with withdrawal

F17.218   Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, with other nicotine-induced disorders  

F17.219   Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, with unspecified nicotine-induced disorders