2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J85.3

Abscess of mediastinum

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • J85.3 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM J85.3 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J85.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 J85.3 may differ.
The following code(s) above J85.3 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 J85.3:
  • J00-J99
    2019 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
  • J85
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J85

    Abscess of lung and mediastinum

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.
    Abscess of lung and mediastinum
Approximate Synonyms
  • Mediastinal abscess
ICD-10-CM J85.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 177 Respiratory infections and inflammations with mcc
  • 178 Respiratory infections and inflammations with cc
  • 179 Respiratory infections and inflammations without cc/mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert J85.3 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
Code annotations containing back-references to J85.3:
  • Type 2 Excludes: J98.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J98.5

    Diseases of mediastinum, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 - Deleted Code 2017 - New Code 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abscess of mediastinum (J85.3)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J85.3:
  • Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) L02.91
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.91

    Cutaneous abscess, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • mediastinum J85.3

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J85.3
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
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

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