Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 999.1
Air embolism as a complication of medical care, not elsewhere classified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Air embol comp med care.
  • ICD-9-CM 999.1 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 999.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
999.1 Excludes
  • embolism specified as:
    • complicating:
      • abortion (634-638 with.6, 639.6)
      • ectopic or molar pregnancy (639.6)
      • pregnancy, childbirth, or the puerperium (673.0)
    • due to implanted device (996.7)
    • traumatic (958.0)
Applies To
  • Air embolism to any site following infusion, perfusion, or transfusion
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 999.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T80.0XXA Air embolism following infusion, transfusion and therapeutic injection, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 999.1:
  • Air
    • embolism (any site) (artery) (cerebral) 958.0
      • 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
      • due to implanted device - see Complications, due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
      • following
        • abortion 639.6
        • ectopic or molar pregnancy 639.6
        • infusion, perfusion, or transfusion 999.1
      • in pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 673.0
      • traumatic 958.0
  • Complications
    • transfusion (blood) (lymphocytes) (plasma) 999.80
      • acute lung injury (TRALI) 518.7
      • atrophy, liver, yellow, subacute (within 8 months of administration) - see Hepatitis, viral
      • bone marrow 996.85
      • embolism
      • febrile nonhemolytic reaction (FNHTR) 780.66
      • hemolysis NEC 999.89
      • hemolytic reaction, incompatibility unspecified 999.83
      • hepatitis (serum) (type B) (within 8 months after administration) - see Hepatitis, viral
      • incompatibility reaction
        • ABO 999.60
          • with hemolytic transfusion reaction (HTR) (not specified as acute or delayed) 999.61
          • specified type NEC 999.69
        • minor blood group 999.89
        • non-ABO (minor antigens) (Duffy) (Kell) (Kidd) (Lewis) (M) (N) (P) (S) 999.75
          • with hemolytic transfusion reaction (HTR) (not specified as acute or delayed) 999.76
          • specified type NEC 999.79
        • Rh antigen (C) (c) (D) (E) (e) (factor) 999.70
          • with hemolytic transfusion reaction (HTR) (not specified as acute or delayed) 999.71
          • specified type NEC 999.74
      • infection 999.39
      • jaundice (serum) (within 8 months after administration) - see Hepatitis, viral
      • sepsis 999.39
      • specified reaction NEC 999.89
      • shock or reaction NEC 999.89
      • subacute yellow atrophy of liver (within 8 months after administration) - see Hepatitis, viral
      • thromboembolism 999.2
  • Embolism 444.9
    • air (any site) 958.0
      • 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
      • due to implanted device - see Complications, due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
      • following
        • abortion 639.6
        • ectopic or molar pregnancy 639.6
        • infusion, perfusion, or transfusion 999.1
      • in pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 673.0
      • traumatic 958.0
    • following
      • abortion 639.6
      • ectopic or molar pregnancy 639.6
      • infusion, perfusion, or transfusion
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