Valid for Submission
J85.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of gangrene and necrosis of lung. The code J85.0 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code J85.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like gangrenous pneumonia, pulmonary gangrene or pulmonary necrosis.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code J85.0 are found in the index:
- - Gangrene, gangrenous (connective tissue) (dropsical) (dry) (moist) (skin) (ulcer) - See Also: Necrosis; - I96
- - Pneumonia (acute) (double) (migratory) (purulent) (septic) (unresolved) - J18.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Gangrenous pneumonia
- Pulmonary gangrene
- Pulmonary necrosis
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|177||RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITH MCC||04||1.8453|
|178||RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITH CC||04||1.2059|
|179||RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITHOUT CC/MCC||04||0.8711|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert J85.0 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code J85.0 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Gangrene is the death of tissues in your body. It happens when a part of your body loses its blood supply. Gangrene can happen on the surface of the body, such as on the skin, or inside the body, in muscles or organs. Causes include
- Serious injuries
- Problems with blood circulation, such as atherosclerosis and peripheral arterial disease
Skin symptoms may include a blue or black color, pain, numbness, and sores that produce a foul-smelling discharge. If the gangrene is internal, you may run a fever and feel unwell, and the area may be swollen and painful.
Gangrene is a serious condition. It needs immediate attention. Treatment includes surgery, antibiotics, and oxygen therapy. In severe cases an amputation may be necessary.
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When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung disease are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States.
The term lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure.
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