ICD-10-CM Code R84.8

Other abnormal findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Valid for Submission

R84.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other abnormal findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R84.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like increase of specific gravity, increased albumin, pleural fluid albumin raised, pleural fluid appearance - finding, pleural fluid appearance - finding, pleural fluid bloodstained, etc

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

ICD-10:R84.8
Short Description:Oth abnormal findings in specimens from resp org/thrx
Long Description:Other abnormal findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code R84.8:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Abnormal chromosomal findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax

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 R84.8 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Increase of specific gravity
  • Increased albumin
  • Pleural fluid albumin raised
  • Pleural fluid appearance - finding
  • Pleural fluid appearance - finding
  • Pleural fluid bloodstained
  • Pleural fluid cloudy
  • Pleural fluid protein content - finding
  • Pleural fluid protein raised
  • Pleural fluid purulent
  • Pleural fluid specific gravity - finding
  • Specific gravity - finding
  • Specific gravity in pleural fluid above reference range

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R84.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 947 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITH MCC
  • 948 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITHOUT MCC

Convert R84.8 to ICD-9

  • 792.9 - Abn find-body subst NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on examination of other body fluids, substances and tissues, without diagnosis (R83-R89)
      • Abnormal findings in specimens from resp org/thrx (R84)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020