ICD-10-CM Code P24.0
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 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.
- P24.0 Meconium aspiration NON-BILLABLE
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.
|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.
Coding Notes for P24.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-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
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P24.0 - Meconium aspiration'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P24.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.