2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.1

Fat embolism (traumatic)

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T79.1 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM T79.1 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T79.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 T79.1 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as T79.1. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • fat embolism complicating:
  • abortion or ectopic or molar pregnancy (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O00

    Ectopic pregnancy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • ruptured ectopic pregnancy
    Use Additional
    • code from category O08 to identify any associated complication
    O00
    -
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O07

    Failed attempted termination of pregnancy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • failure of attempted induction of termination of pregnancy
    • incomplete elective abortion
    Type 1 Excludes
    • incomplete spontaneous abortion (O03.0-)
    O07
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O08.2

    Embolism following ectopic and molar pregnancy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
    Applicable To
    • Air embolism following ectopic and molar pregnancy
    • Amniotic fluid embolism following ectopic and molar pregnancy
    • Blood-clot embolism following ectopic and molar pregnancy
    • Embolism NOS following ectopic and molar pregnancy
    • Fat embolism following ectopic and molar pregnancy
    • Pulmonary embolism following ectopic and molar pregnancy
    • Pyemic embolism following ectopic and molar pregnancy
    • Septic or septicopyemic embolism following ectopic and molar pregnancy
    • Soap embolism following ectopic and molar pregnancy
    O08.2
    )
  • pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O88.8

    Other obstetric embolism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Obstetric fat embolism
    O88.8
    )
The following code(s) above T79.1 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to T79.1:
  • S00-T88
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • T79
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79

    Certain early complications of trauma, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute respiratory distress syndrome (J80)
    • complications occurring during or following medical procedures (T80-T88)
    • complications of surgical and medical care NEC (T80-T88)
    • newborn respiratory distress syndrome (P22.0)
    Certain early complications of trauma, not elsewhere classified
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to T79.1:
  • Type 2 Excludes: I26
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I26

    Pulmonary embolism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • pulmonary (acute) (artery)(vein) infarction
    • pulmonary (acute) (artery)(vein) thromboembolism
    • pulmonary (acute) (artery)(vein) thrombosis
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic pulmonary embolism (I27.82)
    • personal history of pulmonary embolism (Z86.711)
    • pulmonary embolism complicating abortion, ectopic or molar pregnancy (O00-O07, O08.2)
    • pulmonary embolism complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O88.-)
    • pulmonary embolism due to trauma (T79.0, T79.1)
    • pulmonary embolism due to complications of surgical and medical care (T80.0, T81.7-, T82.8-)
    • septic (non-pulmonary) arterial embolism (I76)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to T79.1:
  • Embolism (multiple) (paradoxical) I74.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I74.9

    Embolism and thrombosis of unspecified artery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • fat (cerebral) (pulmonary) (systemic) T79.1

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T79.1
T78.49XS …… sequela
T78.8 Other adverse effects, not elsewhere classified
T78.8XXA …… initial encounter
T78.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
T78.8XXS …… sequela
T79 Certain early complications of trauma, not elsewhere classified
T79.0 Air embolism (traumatic)
T79.0XXA …… initial encounter
T79.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
T79.0XXS …… sequela
T79.1 Fat embolism (traumatic)
T79.1XXA …… initial encounter
T79.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
T79.1XXS …… sequela
T79.2 Traumatic secondary and recurrent hemorrhage and seroma
T79.2XXA …… initial encounter
T79.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
T79.2XXS …… sequela
T79.4 Traumatic shock
T79.4XXA …… initial encounter
T79.4XXD …… subsequent encounter

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