Interstitial Edema ICD-10-CM Codes

Discover the ICD-10 codes used for interstitial edema and their billability, clinical descriptions, synonyms, etc. 

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Interstitial Edema ICD-10-CM Codes
Interstitial Edema ICD-10-CM Codes

What ICD-10 Codes are Used for Interstitial Edema 

The two ICD-10 Codes for interstitial edema or pulmonary interstitial edema that healthcare practitioners can use for coding, billing, and documentation are:

  • J81.0: Acute Pulmonary Edema
  • J81.1: Chronic Pulmonary Edema

Which Interstitial Edema ICD codes are Billable: 

Both interstitial edema mentioned above are billable. 

Clinical Information

  • Pulmonary interstitial edema is a type of pulmonary edema wherein the fluid buildup in the lungs is located in the interstitial space. 
  • Though interstitial edema can be commonly caused by congestive heart failure, other causes include heart attack, cardiomyopathy, pneumonia, kidney failure, lung damage, sepsis, organ failure, inflammation, trauma, and overdose of certain drugs. 
  • Symptoms vary depending on whether the pulmonary edema is acute or chronic. Patients with acute pulmonary edema will experience symptoms like anxiety, pale skin, wheezing, chest pain, palpitations, cough, and excessive sweating. On the other hand, patients with chronic will have symptoms like fatigue, rapid weight gain, edema in the feet/legs, and orthopnea. 
  • Practitioners will do a physical exam and have the patient do blood tests, imaging tests, an ultrasound, and an electrocardiogram (ECG). 
  • Treatment for interstitial edema includes oxygen and medication that will target the edema and the cause, if possible. 

Synonyms Include:

  • Pulmonary edema
  • Chronic pulmonary edema
  • Acute pulmonary edema
  • Acute cardiac, pulmonary edema
  • Pulmonary congestion
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Commonly asked questions

When to use an Interstitial Edema ICD code?

You can use an interstitial edema ICD when you’ve determined the diagnosis with a physical exam and tests. 

Are Interstitial Edema diagnosis codes billable?

Yes, the interstitial edema diagnosis codes are billable. 

What are the common treatments for Interstitial Edema?

Common treatments are oxygen and medication to target the edema and its cause.

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