Pulmonary Embolism

Effective October 1, 2009, a new code (416.2) was created to describe chronic pulmonary embolism to distinguish between patients who are being treated for an acute pulmonary embolism and patients with chronic pulmonary embolism who are being maintained on anticoagulant therapy for an extended period of time. Previously the classification did not differentiate between acute and chronic pulmonary embolism.

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