T79.1XXA - Fat embolism (traumatic), initial encounter

Version 2023
ICD-10:T79.1XXA
Short Description:Fat embolism (traumatic), initial encounter
Long Description:Fat embolism (traumatic), initial encounter
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Certain early complications of trauma (T79)
      • Certain early complications of trauma, NEC (T79)

T79.1XXA is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of fat embolism (traumatic), initial encounter. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

T79.1XXA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like fat embolism (traumatic). According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Certain early complications of trauma, NEC (T79). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
T79.1XXA958.1 - Fat embolism
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Code History