AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes

Subsegmental Pulmonary Embolism

New ICD-10-CM codes have been created to identify single subsegmental pulmonary embolism without acute cor pulmonale (I26.93) and multiple subsegmental pulmonary emboli without acute cor pulmonale (I26.94). An embolus is a blood clot that most commonly originates in the veins of the legs (deep vein thrombosis). The blood clot can dislodge and travel as an embolus to other organs in the body, generally the lungs. A pulmonary embolism is a clot that lodges in the lungs, potentially blocking one or more of the pulmonary arteries and reducing blood flow to a region of the lungs. The use...

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