ICD-10-CM Code I27.81
Cor pulmonale (chronic)
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
I27.81 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of cor pulmonale (chronic). A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code I27 is used to code Pulmonary heart disease
Pulmonary heart disease, also known as cor pulmonale is the enlargement and failure of the right ventricle of the heart as a response to increased vascular resistance (such as from pulmonic stenosis) or high blood pressure in the lungs
|ICD 9 Code:||415.0|
Right ventricular hypertrophy
Coding Notes for I27.81 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Cor pulmonale NOS
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Acute cor pulmonale - instead, use code I26.0-
- DRG Group #314-316 - Other circulatory system diagnoses with MCC.
- DRG Group #314-316 - Other circulatory system diagnoses with CC.
- DRG Group #314-316 - Other circulatory system diagnoses without CC or MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'I27.81 - Cor pulmonale (chronic)'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code I27.81. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 I27.81 and a single ICD9 code, 416.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.