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ICD-10-CM Code T79.1XXA
Fat embolism (traumatic), initial encounter

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

T79.1XXA is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of fat embolism (traumatic), initial encounter. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

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.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
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.

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #175-176 - Pulmonary embolism with MCC.
  • DRG Group #175-176 - Pulmonary embolism without MCC.
  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
  • DRG Group #955-965 - Other multiple significant trauma with MCC.
  • DRG Group #955-965 - Other multiple significant trauma with CC.
  • DRG Group #955-965 - Other multiple significant trauma without CC or MCC.


Fat embolism (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 T79.1XXA and a single ICD9 code, 958.1 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: T79.1 - Fat embolism (traumatic)

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