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ICD-10-CM Code P24.9
Neonatal aspiration, unspecified

BILLABLE
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

P24.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of neonatal aspiration, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code P249 is used to code Aspiration pneumonia

Aspiration pneumonia is bronchopneumonia that develops due to the entrance of foreign materials into the bronchial tree, usually oral or gastric contents (including food, saliva, or nasal secretions). Depending on the acidity of the aspirate, a chemical pneumonitis can develop, and bacterial pathogens (particularly anaerobic bacteria) may add to the inflammation.

Specialty: Pulmonology
MeSH Codes: D011015, D011015, D011015
ICD 9 Codes: 507, 770.18, 997.32

Histopathologic image of aspiration pneumonia in an elderly patient with debilitating neurologic illness. Note foreign-body giant cell reaction. Autopsy case. H & E stain.

MS-DRG Mapping

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

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P24.9 - Neonatal aspiration, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P24.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Fetal and newborn aspiration, unspecified (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code P24.9 and a single ICD9 code, 770.10 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: P24 - Neonatal aspiration

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/P249