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ICD-10-CM Code I26.99
Other pulmonary embolism without acute cor pulmonale

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

I26.99 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other pulmonary embolism without acute cor pulmonale. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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
MeSH Code: D011655
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.

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Coding Notes for I26.99 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Acute pulmonary embolism NOS
Pulmonary embolism NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #175-176 - Pulmonary embolism with MCC.
  • DRG Group #175-176 - Pulmonary embolism without MCC.
  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Recurrent pulmonary embolism (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'I26.99 - Other pulmonary embolism without acute cor pulmonale'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code I26.99. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Other pulmonary embolism and infarction (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code I26.99 and a single ICD9 code, 415.19 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: I26.9 - Pulmonary embolism without acute cor pulmonale

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/I2699