ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Nov 18, 2018

See: Pyothorax

J86 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
Use Additional Code
  • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.
  • abscess of lung (J85.-)
  • pyothorax due to tuberculosis (A15.6)

More specific codes for Pyothorax

  • J86.0 - Pyothorax with fistula
  • J86.9 - Pyothorax without fistula
See also ICD 10 code for
Back to J86
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J86 Pyothorax

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.