ICD-10-CM Code J81.0
Acute pulmonary edema
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
J81.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of acute pulmonary edema. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code J81 is used to code Pulmonary edema
Pulmonary Oedema (British English), or edema (American English; both words from the Greek οἴδημα), is fluid accumulation in the air spaces and parenchyma of the lungs. It leads to impaired gas exchange and may cause respiratory failure. It is due to either failure of the left ventricle of the heart to adequately remove blood from the pulmonary circulation ("cardiogenic pulmonary oedema"), or an injury to the lung parenchyma or vasculature of the lung ("noncardiogenic pulmonary oedema"). Treatment is focused on three aspects: firstly improving respiratory function, secondly, treating the underlying cause, and thirdly avoiding further damage to the lung. Pulmonary oedema, especially acute, can lead to fatal respiratory distress or cardiac arrest due to hypoxia. It is a cardinal feature of congestive heart failure.
|Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine
|ICD 9 Codes:
Pulmonary edema with small pleural effusions on both sides.
Coding Notes for J81.0 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.
- Acute edema of lung
- DRG Group #189 - Pulmonary edema and respiratory failure.
- DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J81.0 - Acute pulmonary edema'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 518.4 was previously used, J81.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.