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ICD-10-CM Code J81.1
Chronic pulmonary edema

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

J81.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of chronic 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.

Specialty: Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine
MeSH Codes: D011654, D011654
ICD 9 Codes: 514, 518.4

Pulmonary edema with small pleural effusions on both sides.

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Coding Notes for J81.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Pulmonary congestion (chronic) (passive)
Pulmonary edema NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #189 - Pulmonary edema and respiratory failure.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'J81.1 - Chronic pulmonary edema'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code J81.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Pulmonary congestion and hypostasis (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 J81.1 and a single ICD9 code, 514 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: J81 - Pulmonary edema

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