2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J91.0

Malignant pleural effusion

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • underlying neoplasm
The following code(s) above J91.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to J91.0:
  • J00-J99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range J00-J99

    Diseases of the respiratory system

    Note
    • When a respiratory condition is described as occurring in more than one site and is not specifically indexed, it should be classified to the lower anatomic site (e.g. tracheobronchitis to bronchitis in J40).
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • smoke inhalation (T59.81-)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Use Additional
    • code, where applicable, to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    Diseases of the respiratory system
  • J91
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J91

    Pleural effusion in conditions classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • pleural effusion in heart failure (I50.-)
    • pleural effusion in systemic lupus erythematosus (M32.13)
    Pleural effusion in conditions classified elsewhere
Approximate Synonyms Clinical Information ICD-10-CM J91.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):

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Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to J91.0:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J91.0:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J91.0
J85 Abscess of lung and mediastinum
J85.0 Gangrene and necrosis of lung
J85.1 Abscess of lung with pneumonia
J85.2 Abscess of lung without pneumonia
J85.3 Abscess of mediastinum
J86 Pyothorax
J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula
J86.9 Pyothorax without fistula
J90 Pleural effusion, not elsewhere classified
J91 Pleural effusion in conditions classified elsewhere
J91.0 Malignant pleural effusion
J91.8 Pleural effusion in other conditions classified elsewhere
J92 Pleural plaque
J92.0 Pleural plaque with presence of asbestos
J92.9 Pleural plaque without asbestos
J93 Pneumothorax and air leak
J93.0 Spontaneous tension pneumothorax
J93.1 Other spontaneous pneumothorax
J93.11 Primary spontaneous pneumothorax
J93.12 Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax
J93.8 Other pneumothorax and air leak

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