Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J98.2

Interstitial emphysema

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • J98.2 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J98.2. Other international versions of ICD-10 J98.2 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

Clinical Information
  • Pathologic accumulation of air in the interstitium of the lungs. It is caused by the rupture of alveoli and terminal bronchioles. It is most often seen in premature infants that need mechanical ventilation for respiratory distress syndrome.
  • Presence of air in the mediastinal tissues due to leakage of air from the tracheobronchial tree, usually as a result of trauma.
  • The presence of air in the mediastinum. It is caused by injury, most often esophageal or intestinal perforation.
Applicable To
  • Mediastinal emphysema
Approximate Synonyms
  • Interstitial emphysema of lung
  • Pneumomediastinum
Type 1 Excludes
  • emphysema NOS (J43.9)
  • emphysema in newborn (P25.0)
  • surgical emphysema (subcutaneous) (T81.82)
  • traumatic subcutaneous emphysema (T79.7)
ICD-10-CM J98.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 199 Pneumothorax with mcc
  • 200 Pneumothorax with cc
  • 201 Pneumothorax without cc/mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert ICD-10-CM J98.2 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM J98.2: