ICD-10-CM Code J98.2
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
J98.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of interstitial emphysema. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code J982 is used to code Pneumomediastinum
Pneumomediastinum (from Greek pneuma - "air", also known as mediastinal emphysema) is pneumatosis (abnormal presence of air or other gas) in the mediastinum. First described in 1819 by René Laennec, the condition can result from physical trauma or other situations that lead to air escaping from the lungs, airways, or bowel into the chest cavity.
|MeSH Codes:||D008478, D008478|
|ICD 9 Codes:||518.1, 770.2|
A CT scan showing air in the mediastinum
Coding Notes for J98.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Mediastinal emphysema
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Emphysema NOS - instead, use code J43.9
- Emphysema in newborn - instead, use code P25.0
- Surgical emphysema (subcutaneous) - instead, use code T81.82
- Traumatic subcutaneous emphysema - instead, use code T79.7
- DRG Group #199-201 - Pneumothorax with MCC.
- DRG Group #199-201 - Pneumothorax with CC.
- DRG Group #199-201 - Pneumothorax without CC or MCC.
- DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J98.2 - Interstitial emphysema'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J98.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 518.1 was previously used, J98.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.