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

See: Pneumothorax and air leak

J93 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
Pneumothorax and air leak
  • congenital or perinatal pneumothorax (P25.1)
  • postprocedural air leak (J95.812)
  • postprocedural pneumothorax (J95.811)
  • pyopneumothorax (J86.-)
  • traumatic pneumothorax (S27.0)
  • tuberculous (current disease) pneumothorax (A15.-)

More specific codes for Pneumothorax and air leak

  • J93.0 - Spontaneous tension pneumothorax
  • J93.1 - Other spontaneous pneumothorax
    • J93.11 - Primary spontaneous pneumothorax
    • J93.12 - Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax
  • J93.8 - Other pneumothorax and air leak
  • J93.9 - Pneumothorax, unspecified
See also ICD 10 code for
Back to J93
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J93 Pneumothorax and air leak

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.