ICD-10-CM Code T71.121
Asphyxiation due to plastic bag, accidental
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.
7th Character RequiredCode requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
ICD Code T71.121 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'asphyxiation due to plastic bag, accidental' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:
|7th Digit||Billable Code||7th Digit Specifies|
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 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|
|ICD 9 Code:||799.0|
Coding Notes for T71.121 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
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- Asphyxiation due to plastic bag NOS
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T71.121 - Asphyxiation due to plastic bag, accidental'
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