Pleural effusion, not elsewhere classified J90

  • J90 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM J90 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J90 - other international versions of ICD-10 J90 may differ.
Applicable To:
  • Encysted pleurisy
  • Pleural effusion NOS
  • Pleurisy with effusion (exudative) (serous)
Type 1 Excludes:
  • chylous (pleural) effusion (J94.0)
  • malignant pleural effusion (J91.0))
  • pleurisy NOS (R09.1)
  • tuberculous pleural effusion (A15.6)

Codes: = Billable

  • J90 Pleural effusion, not elsewhere classified

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.