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ICD-10-CM Code T75.1
Unspecified effects of drowning and nonfatal submersion

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 T75.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'unspecified effects of drowning and nonfatal submersion' 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 T75.1XXA initial encounter
D T75.1XXD subsequent encounter
S T75.1XXS 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 T751 is used to code Drowning

Drowning is defined as respiratory impairment from being in or under a liquid. It is further classified by outcome into: death, ongoing health problems and no ongoing health problems. Using the term near drowning to refer to those who survive is no longer recommended. It occurs more frequently in males and the young.

Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
ICD 9 Code: 994.1

Vasily Perov: The drowned, 1867

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for T75.1 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.
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."
Specified effects of drowning- code to effects

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Bathing cramp (finding)
  • Postimmersion-submersion syndrome (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for an external cause code
  • Episode of care information needed

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T75.1 - Unspecified effects of drowning and nonfatal submersion'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T75.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Submersion(fatal) (nonfatal) (T75.1)
Near drowning (T75.1)
Immersion (T75.1)
Drowned, drowning(near) (T75.1)
Bathing cramp (T75.1)

Parent Code: T75 - Other and unspecified effects of other external causes

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