ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 23, 2018

See: Abscess of lung and mediastinum

J85 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
Abscess of lung and mediastinum
Use Additional Code
  • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.

More specific codes for Abscess of lung and mediastinum

  • J85.0 - Gangrene and necrosis of lung
  • J85.1 - Abscess of lung with pneumonia
  • J85.2 - Abscess of lung without pneumonia
  • J85.3 - Abscess of mediastinum
Back to J85
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J85 Abscess of lung and mediastinum

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.