ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Dec 14, 2017

See: Pleural effusion in conditions classified elsewhere

J91 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
Pleural effusion in conditions classified elsewhere
Excludes2
  • pleural effusion in heart failure (I50.-)
  • pleural effusion in systemic lupus erythematosus (M32.13)

More specific codes for Pleural effusion in conditions classified elsewhere

  • J91.0 - Malignant pleural effusion
  • J91.8 - Pleural effusion in other conditions classified elsewhere
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See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J91 Pleural effusion in conditions classified elsewhere

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.