2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J94.8

Other specified pleural conditions

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • J94.8 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 J94.8 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J94.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 J94.8 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Hydropneumothorax
  • Hydrothorax
The following code(s) above J94.8 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 J94.8:
  • 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
  • J94
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J94

    Other pleural conditions

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    Type 1 Excludes
    • pleurisy NOS (R09.1)
    • traumatic hemopneumothorax (S27.2)
    • traumatic hemothorax (S27.1)
    • tuberculous pleural conditions (current disease) (A15.-)
    Other pleural conditions
Approximate Synonyms
  • Asbestos pleurisy
  • Calcification of pleura
  • Hydropneumothorax
  • Hydrothorax
  • Pleural disease due to asbestos
Clinical Information
  • A collection of fluid and gas within the pleural cavity. (Dorland, 27th ed)
  • A collection of watery fluid in the pleural cavity. (Dorland, 27th ed)
ICD-10-CM J94.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 186 Pleural effusion with mcc
  • 187 Pleural effusion with cc
  • 188 Pleural effusion without cc/mcc
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert J94.8 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
Code annotations containing back-references to J94.8:
  • Type 1 Excludes: R60
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R60

    Edema, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J94.8:
  • Adhesions, adhesive (postinfective) K66.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K66.0

    Peritoneal adhesions (postprocedural) (postinfection)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adhesions (of) abdominal (wall)
    • Adhesions (of) diaphragm
    • Adhesions (of) intestine
    • Adhesions (of) male pelvis
    • Adhesions (of) omentum
    • Adhesions (of) stomach
    • Adhesive bands
    • Mesenteric adhesions
    Type 1 Excludes
    • female pelvic adhesions [bands] (N73.6)
    • peritoneal adhesions with intestinal obstruction (K56.5-)
  • Calcification
    • pleura J94.8
      • postinfectional J94.8
  • Congestion, congestive
    • pleural J94.8
  • Cyst (colloid) (mucous) (simple) (retention)
    • pleura J94.8
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • pleura (cavity) J94.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J94.9

      Pleural condition, unspecified

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      • specified NEC J94.8
  • Fluid
    • chest J94.8
    • pleural cavity J94.8
  • Hydropneumothorax J94.8
  • Hydrothorax (double) (pleura) J94.8
  • Water
    • on
      • chest J94.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J94.8
J93.12 Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax
J93.8 Other pneumothorax and air leak
J93.81 Chronic pneumothorax
J93.82 Other air leak
J93.83 Other pneumothorax
J93.9 Pneumothorax, unspecified
J94 Other pleural conditions
J94.0 Chylous effusion
J94.1 Fibrothorax
J94.2 Hemothorax
J94.8 Other specified pleural conditions
J94.9 Pleural condition, unspecified
J95 Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of respiratory system, not elsewhere classified
J95.0 Tracheostomy complications
J95.00 Unspecified tracheostomy complication
J95.01 Hemorrhage from tracheostomy stoma
J95.02 Infection of tracheostomy stoma
J95.03 Malfunction of tracheostomy stoma
J95.04 Tracheo-esophageal fistula following tracheostomy
J95.09 Other tracheostomy complication
J95.1 Acute pulmonary insufficiency following thoracic surgery

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