2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J81.0

Acute pulmonary edema

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • J81.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM J81.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J81.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 J81.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Acute edema of lung
The following code(s) above J81.0 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 J81.0:
  • J00-J99
    2020 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
  • J81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J81

    Pulmonary edema

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • chemical (acute) pulmonary edema (J68.1)
    • hypostatic pneumonia (J18.2)
    • passive pneumonia (J18.2)
    • pulmonary edema due to external agents (J60-J70)
    • pulmonary edema with heart disease NOS (I50.1)
    • pulmonary edema with heart failure (I50.1)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    Pulmonary edema
Approximate Synonyms
  • Pulmonary edema (fluid in lungs), acute
ICD-10-CM J81.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 189 Pulmonary edema and respiratory failure
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert J81.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J81.0:
  • Edema, edematous (infectious) (pitting) (toxic) R60.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R60.9

    Edema, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fluid retention NOS
    • lung J81.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J81.1

      Chronic pulmonary edema

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Pulmonary congestion (chronic) (passive)
      • Pulmonary edema NOS
      • acute J81.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J81.0
J70.0 Acute pulmonary manifestations due to radiation
J70.1 Chronic and other pulmonary manifestations due to radiation
J70.2 Acute drug-induced interstitial lung disorders
J70.3 Chronic drug-induced interstitial lung disorders
J70.4 Drug-induced interstitial lung disorders, unspecified
J70.5 Respiratory conditions due to smoke inhalation
J70.8 Respiratory conditions due to other specified external agents
J70.9 Respiratory conditions due to unspecified external agent
J80 Acute respiratory distress syndrome
J81 Pulmonary edema
J81.0 Acute pulmonary edema
J81.1 Chronic pulmonary edema
J82 Pulmonary eosinophilia, not elsewhere classified
J84 Other interstitial pulmonary diseases
J84.0 Alveolar and parieto-alveolar conditions
J84.01 Alveolar proteinosis
J84.02 Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis
J84.03 Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis
J84.09 Other alveolar and parieto-alveolar conditions
J84.1 Other interstitial pulmonary diseases with fibrosis
J84.10 Pulmonary fibrosis, unspecified

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.