ICD-10-CM Code J85
Abscess of lung and mediastinum
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code J85 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of J85 that describes the diagnosis 'abscess of lung and mediastinum' in more detail.
- J85 Abscess of lung and mediastinum NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code J85 is used to code Lung abscess
Lung abscess is a type of liquefactive necrosis of the lung tissue and formation of cavities (more than 2 cm) containing necrotic debris or fluid caused by microbial infection.
|ICD 9 Code:||513.0|
Computed tomography (CT) scan of chest showing bilateral pneumonia with abscesses, effusions, and caverns. 37-year-old male.
Coding Notes for J85 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
- Code See Section B95-B97 to identify infectious agent.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J85 - Abscess of lung and mediastinum'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J85. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.