ICD-10-CM Code I26.0
Pulmonary embolism with acute cor pulmonale
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code I26.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of I26.0 that describes the diagnosis 'pulmonary embolism with acute cor pulmonale' in more detail.
- I26.0 Pulmonary embolism with acute cor pulmonale NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code I26 is used to code Pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blockage of the lung's main artery or one of its branches by a substance that has traveled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream (embolism). PE results from a deep vein thrombosis (commonly a blood clot in a leg) that breaks off and migrates to the lung, a process termed venous thromboembolism (VTE). The risk of VTE is increased in various situations, such as cancer or prolonged bed rest. A small proportion of cases are caused by the embolization of air, fat, or talc in drugs of intravenous drug users or amniotic fluid.
|Specialty:||Hematology, Cardiology, Pulmonology|
|ICD 9 Code:||415.1|
Chest spiral CT scan with radiocontrast agent showing multiple filling defects both at the bifurcation ("saddle" pulmonary embolism) and in the pulmonary arteries.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Acute cor pulmonale (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'I26.0 - Pulmonary embolism with acute cor pulmonale'
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