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ICD-10-CM Code T71

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 T71 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of T71 that describes the diagnosis 'asphyxiation' in more detail.

The ICD code T71 is used to code Asphyxia

Asphyxia or asphyxiation (from Ancient Greek α- "without" and σφύξις sphyxis, "squeeze" (throb of heart)) is a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygen to the body that arises from abnormal breathing. An example of asphyxia is choking. Asphyxia causes generalized hypoxia, which affects primarily the tissues and organs. There are many circumstances that can induce asphyxia, all of which are characterized by an inability of an individual to acquire sufficient oxygen through breathing for an extended period of time. Asphyxia can cause coma or death.

Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
MeSH Code: D001237
ICD 9 Code: 799.0
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for T71 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.
Mechanical suffocation
Traumatic suffocation
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."
Acute respiratory distress (syndrome) - instead, use Code J80
Anoxia due to high altitude - instead, use code T70.2
Asphyxia NOS - instead, use code R09.01
Asphyxia from carbon monoxide - instead, use code T58.-
Asphyxia from inhalation of food or foreign body - instead, use code T17.-
Asphyxia from other gases, fumes and vapors - instead, use code T59.-
Respiratory distress (syndrome) in newborn - instead, use code P22.-
7th Character Extension Notes:

What is 7th Character Extension?

For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category See Code T71

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T71 - Asphyxiation'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T71. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

ICD-10-CM External Cause Index References for 'T71 - Asphyxiation'

The ICD-10-CM External Cause Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T71. Click on any term below to browse the external cause index.

Suffocation(accidental) (by external means) (by pressure) (mechanical) (T71) (see: category)
Hanging(accidental) (T71) (see: category)

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