ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 19, 2017

See: Pyothorax

  ICD-10 Code for Pyothorax without fistula J86.9

J86.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J86.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J85-J86 Suppurative and necrotic conditions of the lower respiratory tract (J85-J86)
Category J86 Pyothorax

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Abscess of pleura
  • Abscess of thorax
  • Empyema (chest) (lung) (pleura)
  • Fibrinopurulent pleurisy
  • Purulent pleurisy
  • Pyopneumothorax
  • Septic pleurisy
  • Seropurulent pleurisy
  • Suppurative pleurisy
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Pyothorax without fistula”

  • Abscess(connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) - L02.91
    • chest - J86.9
    • peripleuritic - J86.9
    • pleura - J86.9
    • thorax - J86.9
  • Empyema(acute) (chest) (double) (pleura) (supradiaphragmatic) (thorax) - J86.9
  • Pleurisy(acute) (adhesive) (chronic) (costal) (diaphragmatic) (double) (dry) (fibrinous) (fibrous) (interlobar) (latent) (plastic) (primary) (residual) (sicca) (sterile) (subacute) (unresolved) - R09.1
    • staphylococcal - J86.9
  • Pyopneumothorax(infective) - J86.9
  • Pyothorax - J86.9
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.