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ICD-10-CM Code P24.01
Meconium aspiration with respiratory symptoms

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Newborn Only
Newborn Only
Code is only used for patients less than 1 year old.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

P24.01 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of meconium aspiration with respiratory symptoms. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

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 P24.01 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Meconium aspiration pneumonia
Meconium aspiration pneumonitis
Meconium aspiration syndrome NOS
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code to identify any secondary pulmonary hypertension, if applicable See code I27.2

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Meconium pneumonitis (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P24.01 - Meconium aspiration with respiratory symptoms'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P24.01. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Meconium aspiration with respiratory symptoms (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 770.12 was previously used, P24.01 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: P24.0 - Meconium aspiration

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