ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T71.121A

Asphyxiation due to plastic bag, accidental, init encntr

Diagnosis Code T71.121A

ICD-10: T71.121A
Short Description: Asphyxiation due to plastic bag, accidental, init encntr
Long Description: Asphyxiation due to plastic bag, accidental, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T71.121A

Valid for Submission
The code T71.121A 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)
      • Asphyxiation (T71)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T71.121A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

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

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Synonyms
  • Accident asphyxia by plastic bag
  • Accidental asphyxia
  • Accidental mechanical suffocation by plastic bag
  • Asphyxia by obstruction of mouth and nose
  • Suffocation by plastic bag

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