ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 17, 2017

See: Pulmonary edema

J81 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Pulmonary edema
Use Additional Code
  • code to identify:
  • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
  • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
  • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
  • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
  • tobacco use (Z72.0)
Excludes1
  • chemical (acute) pulmonary edema (J68.1)
  • hypostatic pneumonia (J18.2)
  • passive pneumonia (J18.2)
  • pulmonary edema due to external agents (J60-J70)
  • pulmonary edema with heart disease NOS (I50.1)
  • pulmonary edema with heart failure (I50.1)

More specific codes for Pulmonary edema

  • J81.0 - Acute pulmonary edema
  • J81.1 - Chronic pulmonary edema
Back to J81
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.