ICD-10-CM Code T79.1
Fat embolism (traumatic)
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.
7th Character RequiredCode requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
ICD Code T79.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'fat embolism (traumatic)' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:
|7th Digit||Billable Code||7th Digit Specifies|
What is 7th Character Extension?For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info
The ICD code T791 is used to code Fat embolism
A fat embolism is a type of embolism that is often caused by physical trauma such as fracture of long bones, soft tissue trauma, and burns.
|MeSH Codes:||D004620, D004620|
|ICD 9 Codes:||673.8, 958.1|
Haematoxylin and eosin stain of a microscopic section of the lungs showing a blood vessel with fibrinoid material and an optical empty space indicative of the presence of lipid dissolved during the staining process.
Coding Notes for T79.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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."
- Fat embolism complicating:
- Abortion or ectopic or molar pregnancy - instead, use Section O00-O07, O08.2)
- Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium - instead, use code O88.8
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T79.1 - Fat embolism (traumatic)'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T79.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.