ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T71.141D

Asphyx due to smothr under another person's body, acc, subs

Diagnosis Code T71.141D

ICD-10: T71.141D
Short Description: Asphyx due to smothr under another person's body, acc, subs
Long Description: Asphyxiation due to smothering under another person's body (in bed), accidental, subsequent encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T71.141D

Valid for Submission
The code T71.141D 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 T71.141D is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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The code T71.141D is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Accidental strangulation
  • Accidental strangulation during sexual activity

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