ICD-10-CM Code I82.21
Embolism and thrombosis of superior vena cava
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 I82.21 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of I82.21 that describes the diagnosis 'embolism and thrombosis of superior vena cava' in more detail.
- I82.21 Embolism and thrombosis of superior vena cava NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code I82 is used to code Thrombosis
Thrombosis (Greek: θρόμβωσις) is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus; Greek: θρόμβος) inside a blood vessel, obstructing the flow of blood through the circulatory system. When a blood vessel is injured, the body uses platelets (thrombocytes) and fibrin to form a blood clot to prevent blood loss. Even when a blood vessel is not injured, blood clots may form in the body under certain conditions. A clot that breaks free and begins to travel around the body is known as an embolus.
|MeSH Codes:||D013927, D013927, D013927, D013927|
|ICD 9 Codes:||437.6, 453, 671.5, 671.9|
Cyanosis of the lower right extremity, resulting from acute arterial thrombosis of the right leg (on the left side of the image)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'I82.21 - Embolism and thrombosis of superior vena cava'
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