Billable Medical Code for Other Pulmonary Embolism and Infarction
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 415.19
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 415.19.
The Short Description Is: Pulm embol/infarct NEC.
Pulmonary embolism is also known as acute massive pulmonary embolism, hemorrhagic pulmonary infarction, postoperative pulmonary embolus, pulmonary apoplexy, pulmonary artery thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in lung), pulmonary embolism W infarction, pulmonary embolism with infarction, pulmonary fat embolism, pulmonary infarction, pulmonary microemboli, pulmonary thromboembolism, pulmonary thrombosis, pulmonary tumor embolism, pulmonary venous thrombosis, recurrent pulmonary embolism, subacute massive pulmonary embolism, thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, and tumor embolus.
Pulmonary Embolism Definition and Symptoms
Pulmonary embolism is when an artery in the lung is blocked by fat, air, blood clots, or a tumor. In majority of cases the blockage is caused by a blood clot. Symptoms include chest pain, excessive sweating, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, cough, and leg pain or swelling in the calf.