• Pleural effusion in other conditions classified elsewhere

    8 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM J91. 8 became effective on October 1, 2019. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J91.


  • ICD-10-CM Code J91. 8 - Pleural effusion in other conditions classified elsewhere.

    Beside above, can pleural effusion be coded as principal diagnosis? A: J91. 0 (Malignant pleural effusion) is a manifestation code and cannot be sequenced as the principal diagnosis, says Sharon Salinas, CCS, Health Information Management, at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles.

    Likewise, people ask, what is the procedure for a thoracentesis?

    Thoracentesis is a procedure in which a needle is inserted into the pleural space between the lungs and the chest wall. This procedure is done to remove excess fluid, known as a pleural effusion, from the pleural space to help you breathe easier.

    What is j90?

    J90 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pleural effusion, not elsewhere classified. A billable code is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

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