ICD-10-CM Code J98.6
Disorders of diaphragm
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
J98.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of disorders of diaphragm. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
Coding Notes for J98.6 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.
- Paralysis of diaphragm
- Relaxation of diaphragm
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."
- Congenital malformation of diaphragm NEC - instead, use code Q79.1
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia - instead, use code Q79.0
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
- Diaphragmatic hernia - instead, use code K44.-
- DRG Group #205-206 - Other respiratory system diagnoses with MCC.
- DRG Group #205-206 - Other respiratory system diagnoses without MCC.
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J98.6 - Disorders of diaphragm'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J98.6. 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 519.4 was previously used, J98.6 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.