2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J85

Abscess of lung and mediastinum

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • J85 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM J85 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J85 - other international versions of ICD-10 J85 may differ.
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the 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.
  • code (B95-B97
    ICD-10-CM Range B95-B97

    Bacterial and viral infectious agents

    Note
    • These categories are provided for use as supplementary or additional codes to identify the infectious agent(s) in diseases classified elsewhere.
    • B95 Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Enter...
    • B96 Other bacterial agents as the cause of d...
    • B97 Viral agents as the cause of diseases cl...
    ) to identify infectious agent.
The following code(s) above J85 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 J85:
  • 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
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
Code annotations containing back-references to J85:
  • Code First: I76
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I76

    Septic arterial embolism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Code First
    • underlying infection, such as:
    • infective endocarditis (I33.0)
    • lung abscess (J85.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify the site of the embolism (I74.-)
  • Type 1 Excludes: J86
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J86

    Pyothorax

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • abscess of lung (J85.-)
    • pyothorax due to tuberculosis (A15.6)
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J85
J84.81 Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
J84.82 Adult pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis
J84.83 Surfactant mutations of the lung
J84.84 Other interstitial lung diseases of childhood
J84.841 Neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy
J84.842 Pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis
J84.843 Alveolar capillary dysplasia with vein misalignment
J84.848 Other interstitial lung diseases of childhood
J84.89 Other specified interstitial pulmonary diseases
J84.9 Interstitial pulmonary disease, unspecified
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

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