ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T70.9XXD

Effect of air pressure and water pressure, unsp, subs encntr

Diagnosis Code T70.9XXD

ICD-10: T70.9XXD
Short Description: Effect of air pressure and water pressure, unsp, subs encntr
Long Description: Effect of air pressure and water pressure, unspecified, subsequent encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T70.9XXD

Valid for Submission
The code T70.9XXD 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 T70.9XXD is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 949 - AFTERCARE WITH CC/MCC
  • 950 - AFTERCARE WITHOUT CC/MCC

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The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code T70.9XXD is exempt from POA reporting.

Synonyms
  • Accident due to extremes of atmospheric pressure and to sudden changes in atmospheric pressure
  • Effects of air pressure
  • Effects of air pressure caused by explosion
  • Injury from underwater blast

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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