Billable Medical Code for Other Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 416.8
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 416.8.
The Short Description Is: Chr pulmon heart dis NEC.
Pulmonary hypertension is also known as drug-induced pulmonary hypertension, facultative pulmonary hypertension with shunt at atrial level, high altitude pulmonary hypertension, post-arteritic pulmonary hypertension, post-capillary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary arterial hypertension, pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis, pulmonary HTN, pulmonary HTN arterial, pulmonary HTN secondary, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic underventilation, pulmonary hypertension secondary to raised pulmonary vascular resistance, pulmonary hypertension with extreme obesity, pulmonary hypertension with occult mitral stenosis, pulmonary hypertensive arterial disease, pulmonary veno-occlusive disease, right heart failure due to pulmonary HTN, right heart failure due to pulmonary hypertension, secondary pulmonary HTN, secondary pulmonary hypertension, secondary pulmonary hypertension (HTN), and thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. This applies to pulmonary hypertension NOS and pulmonary hypertension secondary.
Pulmonary Hypertension Definition and Symptoms
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure which affects the arteries in the right side of the heart and the lungs. This occurs when arteries and capillaries in the lungs become blacked or destroyed, making it difficult for blood to flow properly. This raises the blood pressure and makes the heart work harder and harder until it eventually fails. Symptoms include fatigue, racing pulse, bluish color to the lips and skin, swelling int he ankles, chest pressure/pain, dizziness, and shortness of breath.