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pulmonary embolism w/out infarction

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    How does a pulmonary embolism w/out infarction get coded? The documentation specifically indicates "no infarction" but the claim was coded with 415.11. I partially think 415.0 is more correct, especially because the patient did develop pulmonary HTN but the provider never documented "acute cor pulmonale", just "pulmonary embolism". Thoughts?! Thanks.
    Jennifer (Jenny) M. Oravecz, CPC
    Past Vice President/Education Officer (2012/2011) of Professional Coders of Central Pennsylvania (PCOCPA), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Past President/President-Elect (2009/2008) of Professional Coders of Tidewater, Chesapeake, Virginia

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    For just pulmonary embolism I would code 415.19.

    Jess

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