Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 415.12
Septic pulmonary embolism
  • Billable Code
  • Unacceptable As Principal Dx
  • Short description: Septic pulmonary embolsm.
  • ICD-9-CM 415.12 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 415.12 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Pulmonary embolism, septic
  • Septic pulmonary embolism (blood clot in lung)
415.12 Excludes
  • septic arterial embolism (449)
Applies To
  • Septic embolism NOS
Code First
  • Code first underlying infection, such as:
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 415.12 is considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis as it describes a circumstance which influences an individual's health status but not a current illness or injury, or the diagnosis may not be a specific manifestation but may be due to an underlying cause.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 415.12 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I26.90 Septic pulmonary embolism without acute cor pulmonale
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 415.12:
  • Embolism 444.9
    • artery 444.9
      • auditory, internal 433.8
      • basilar (see also Occlusion, artery, basilar) 433.0
      • bladder 444.89
      • carotid (common) (internal) (see also Occlusion, artery, carotid) 433.1
      • cerebellar (anterior inferior) (posterior inferior) (superior) 433.8
      • cerebral (see also Embolism, brain) 434.1
      • choroidal (anterior) 433.8
      • communicating posterior 433.8
      • coronary (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
        • without myocardial infarction 411.81
      • extremity 444.22
      • hypophyseal 433.8
      • mesenteric (with gangrene) 557.0
      • ophthalmic (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • peripheral 444.22
      • pontine 433.8
      • precerebral NEC - see Occlusion, artery, precerebral
      • pulmonary - see Embolism, pulmonary
      • pyemic 449
        • pulmonary 415.12
      • renal 593.81
      • retinal (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • septic 449
        • pulmonary 415.12
      • specified site NEC 444.89
      • vertebral (see also Occlusion, artery, vertebral) 433.2
    • pulmonary (acute) (artery) (vein) 415.19
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with embolism
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.6
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.6
      • chronic 416.2
      • following
      • healed or old V12.55
      • iatrogenic 415.11
      • in pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium - see Embolism, obstetrical
      • personal history of V12.55
      • postoperative 415.11
      • septic 415.12
    • pyemic (multiple) (see also Septicemia) 415.12
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with embolism
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.6
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.6
      • Aerobacter aerogenes 415.12
      • enteric gram-negative bacilli 415.12
      • Enterobacter aerogenes 415.12
      • Escherichia coli 415.12
      • following
      • Hemophilus influenzae 415.12
      • pneumococcal 415.12
      • Proteus vulgaris 415.12
      • Pseudomonas (aeruginosa) 415.12
      • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth (any organism) 673.3
      • Serratia 415.12
      • specified organism NEC 415.12
      • staphylococcal 415.12
        • aureus 415.12
        • specified organism NEC 415.12
      • streptococcal 415.12
    • septic 415.12
  • Infarct, infarction
    • lung (embolic) (thrombotic) 415.19
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with, embolism
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.6
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.6
      • following
      • iatrogenic 415.11
      • in pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium - see Embolism, obstetrical
      • postoperative 415.11
      • septic 415.12
    • pulmonary (artery) (hemorrhagic) (vein) 415.19
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with embolism
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.6
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.6
      • following
      • iatrogenic 415.11
      • in pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium - see Embolism, obstetrical
      • postoperative 415.11
      • septic 415.12
  • Pyemia, pyemic (purulent) (see also Septicemia) 038.9
    • embolism (see also Septicemia) 415.12
  • Thrombosis, thrombotic (marantic) (multiple) (progressive) (vein) (vessel) 453.9
    • artery, arteries (postinfectional) 444.9
      • auditory, internal 433.8
      • basilar (see also Occlusion, artery, basilar) 433.0
      • carotid (common) (internal) (see also Occlusion, artery, carotid) 433.1
        • with other precerebral artery 433.3
      • cerebellar (anterior inferior) (posterior inferior) (superior) 433.8
      • cerebral (see also Thrombosis, brain) 434.0
      • choroidal (anterior) 433.8
      • communicating posterior 433.8
      • coronary (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
        • without myocardial infarction 411.81
        • due to syphilis 093.89
        • healed or specified as old 412
      • extremities 444.22
      • femoral 444.22
      • hepatic 444.89
      • hypophyseal 433.8
      • meningeal, anterior or posterior 433.8
      • mesenteric (with gangrene) 557.0
      • ophthalmic (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • pontine 433.8
      • popliteal 444.22
      • precerebral - see Occlusion, artery, precerebral NEC
      • pulmonary 415.19
      • renal 593.81
      • retinal (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • specified site NEC 444.89
      • spinal, anterior or posterior 433.8
      • traumatic (complication) (early) (see also Injury, blood vessel, by site) 904.9
      • vertebral (see also Occlusion, artery, vertebral) 433.2
        • with other precerebral artery 433.3
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