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ICD-10-CM Code P24.0
Meconium aspiration

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code P24.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of P24.0 that describes the diagnosis 'meconium aspiration' in more detail.

The ICD code P240 is used to code Meconium aspiration syndrome

Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) also known as neonatal aspiration of meconium is a medical condition affecting newborn infants. It occurs when meconium is present in their lungs during or before delivery. Meconium is the first stool of an infant, composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus.

Specialty: Pediatrics
MeSH Codes: D008471, D008471
ICD 9 Codes: 770.11, 770.12

Micrograph of fetal membranes with meconium-laden macrophages, a finding that may accompany meconium aspiration. H&E stain.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for P24.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Meconium passage (without aspiration) during delivery (P03.82 ) - instead, use code P03.82
Meconium staining (P96.83 ) - instead, use code P96.83

Parent Code: P24 - Neonatal aspiration

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