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ICD-10-CM Code J94.8
Other specified pleural conditions

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

J94.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other specified pleural conditions. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code J948 is used to code Hydrothorax

Hydrothorax is a type of pleural effusion in which serous fluid accumulates in the pleural cavity. This specific condition can be related to cirrhosis with ascites in which ascitic fluid leaks into the pleural cavity. Hepatic hydrothorax is often difficult to manage in end-stage liver failure and often fails to respond to therapy.

Specialty: Pulmonology
MeSH Code: D006876
ICD 9 Code: 511.8

Coding Notes for J94.8 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.
Hydropneumothorax
Hydrothorax

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

  • Pneumochylothorax (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J94.8 - Other specified pleural conditions'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J94.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Hydropneumothorax (J94.8)
Hydrothorax(double) (pleura) (J94.8)

Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Pleurisy without mention of effusion or current tuberculosis (approximate match)
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 J94.8 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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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/J948