2021 ICD-10-CM Code I82.C

Embolism and thrombosis of internal jugular vein

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

I82.C is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of embolism and thrombosis of internal jugular vein. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:I82.C
Short Description:Embolism and thrombosis of internal jugular vein
Long Description:Embolism and thrombosis of internal jugular vein

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Embolism and thrombosis of internal jugular vein

Non-specific codes like I82.C require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for embolism and thrombosis of internal jugular vein:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I82.C1 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of internal jugular vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.C11 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of right internal jugular vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.C12 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of left internal jugular vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.C13 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of internal jugular vein, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.C19 for Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified internal jugular vein
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - I82.C2 for Chronic embolism and thrombosis of internal jugular vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.C21 for Chronic embolism and thrombosis of right internal jugular vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.C22 for Chronic embolism and thrombosis of left internal jugular vein
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.C23 for Chronic embolism and thrombosis of internal jugular vein, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use I82.C29 for Chronic embolism and thrombosis of unspecified internal jugular vein

Information for Patients


Blood Clots

Also called: Hypercoagulability

Normally, if you get hurt, your body forms a blood clot to stop the bleeding. After the bleeding stops and healing takes place, your body usually breaks down and removes the clot. But some people get too many clots or their blood clots abnormally. Many conditions can cause the blood to clot too much or prevent blood clots from dissolving properly.

Risk factors for excessive blood clotting include

Blood clots can form in, or travel to, the blood vessels in the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and limbs. A clot in the veins deep in the limbs is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT usually affects the deep veins of the legs. If a blood clot in a deep vein breaks off and travels through the bloodstream to the lungs and blocks blood flow, it is called a pulmonary embolism. Other complications of blood clots include stroke, heart attack, kidney problems, kidney failure, and pregnancy-related problems.Treatments for blood clots include blood thinners and other medicines.
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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Also called: DVT

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. Most deep vein clots occur in the lower leg or thigh. If the vein swells, the condition is called thrombophlebitis. A deep vein thrombosis can break loose and cause a serious problem in the lung, called a pulmonary embolism.

Sitting still for a long time can make you more likely to get a DVT. Some medicines and disorders that increase your risk for blood clots can also lead to DVTs. Common symptoms are

Treatment includes medicines to ease pain and inflammation, break up clots and keep new clots from forming. Keeping the affected area raised and applying moist heat can also help. If you are taking a long car or plane trip, take a break, walk or stretch your legs and drink plenty of liquids.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)