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ICD-10-CM Code T71.161
Asphyxiation due to hanging, accidental

NON-BILLABLE
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.
7th Character Required
7th Character Required
Code requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code T71.161 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 hanging, 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
A T71.161A initial encounter
D T71.161D subsequent encounter
S T71.161S sequela

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
MeSH Code: D001237
ICD 9 Code: 799.0
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for T71.161 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.
Asphyxiation due to hanging NOS
Hanging NOS

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T71.161 - Asphyxiation due to hanging, accidental'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T71.161. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: T71.16 - Asphyxiation due to hanging

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