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

See: Diseases of mediastinum, not elsewhere classified

  ICD-10 Code for Mediastinitis J98.51

J98.51 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J98.51 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J96-J99 Other diseases of the respiratory system (J96-J99)
Category J98 Other respiratory disorders

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Code First
  • underlying condition, if applicable, such as postoperative mediastinitis (T81.-)
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Related Terms to “Mediastinitis”

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Questions related to J98.51 Mediastinitis

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.