Billable Medical Code for Pulmonary Embolism and Infarction
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 415.1
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 415.1.
This excludes chronic pulmonary embolism (416.2), personal history of pulmonary embolism (V12.55), that complicating: abortion (634-638 with.6, 639.6), ectopic or molar pregnancy (639.6), and
pregnancy, childbirth, or the puerperium (673.0-673.8). This applies to pulmonary (artery) (vein): apoplexy, embolism, infarction (hemorrhagic), and thrombosis.
Pulmonary Embolism Definition and Symptoms
PUlmonary embolism is when an artery in the lung becomes blocked by air, blood clots, tumor cells, or fat. Some common causes of a pulmonary embolism are cancer, birthcontrol pills, childbirth, heart attack, stroke, or severe injuries. Symptoms are pain under the breastbone, bluish skin, dizziness, fast breathing, rapid heart rate, wheezing, fainting, sweating, sudden cough, and anxiety.