2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.1XXA

Fat embolism (traumatic), initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • T79.1XXA is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM T79.1XXA became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T79.1XXA - other international versions of ICD-10 T79.1XXA may differ.
The following code(s) above T79.1XXA 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 T79.1XXA:
  • 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
  • T79.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.1

    Fat embolism (traumatic)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fat embolism complicating:
    • abortion or ectopic or molar pregnancy (O00-O07, O08.2)
    • pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O88.8)
    Fat embolism (traumatic)
Approximate Synonyms
  • Early complication of trauma, fat embolism
  • Fat embolism as early complication of trauma
ICD-10-CM T79.1XXA is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 175 Pulmonary embolism with mcc or acute cor pulmonale
  • 176 Pulmonary embolism without mcc
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems
  • 955 Craniotomy for multiple significant trauma
  • 956 Limb reattachment, hip and femur procedures for multiple significant trauma
  • 957 Other o.r. Procedures for multiple significant trauma with mcc
  • 958 Other o.r. Procedures for multiple significant trauma with cc
  • 959 Other o.r. Procedures for multiple significant trauma without cc/mcc
  • 963 Other multiple significant trauma with mcc
  • 964 Other multiple significant trauma with cc
  • 965 Other multiple significant trauma without cc/mcc

Convert T79.1XXA to ICD-9-CM

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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T79.1XXA
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
T79.4XXS …… sequela

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.