ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T70.29XS

Other effects of high altitude, sequela

Diagnosis Code T70.29XS

ICD-10: T70.29XS
Short Description: Other effects of high altitude, sequela
Long Description: Other effects of high altitude, sequela
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T70.29XS

Valid for Submission
The code T70.29XS is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Other and unspecified effects of external causes (T66-T78)
      • Effects of air pressure and water pressure (T70)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T70.29XS is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 922
  • OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT MCC 923

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The code T70.29XS is exempt from POA reporting.

Information for Patients


Barotrauma

Barotrauma means injury to your body because of changes in barometric (air) or water pressure. One common type happens to your ear. A change in altitude may cause your ears to hurt. This can happen if you are flying in an airplane, driving in the mountains, or scuba diving. Divers can also get decompression sickness, which affects the whole body.

Common symptoms of ear barotrauma include

  • Pain
  • A feeling that your ears are stuffed
  • Hearing loss
  • Dizziness

Treatments for ear barotrauma include chewing gum and yawning to relieve the pressure. Medications such as decongestants may also help.


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