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ICD-10-CM Code J94.0
Chylous effusion

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

J94.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of chylous effusion. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

Coding Notes for J94.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Chyliform effusion

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #186-188 - Pleural effusion with MCC.
  • DRG Group #186-188 - Pleural effusion with CC.
  • DRG Group #186-188 - Pleural effusion without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Malignant chylothorax (disorder)
  • Traumatic chylothorax (disorder)


Other specified forms of effusion, except tuberculous (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code J94.0 and a single ICD9 code, 511.89 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: J94 - Other pleural conditions

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