ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T71.21XD

Asphyxiation due to cave-in or falling earth, subs encntr

Diagnosis Code T71.21XD

ICD-10: T71.21XD
Short Description: Asphyxiation due to cave-in or falling earth, subs encntr
Long Description: Asphyxiation due to cave-in or falling earth, subsequent encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T71.21XD

Valid for Submission
The code T71.21XD 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 T71.21XD 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 code T71.21XD is exempt from POA reporting.

Synonyms
  • Accidental mechanical suffocation by falling earth
  • Accidental mechanical suffocation by falling material
  • Accidental mechanical suffocation by falling material
  • Accidental mechanical suffocation by rockfall in mining
  • Asphyxia by burial under powder or solid matter
  • Asphyxia by entrapment with mouth and nose blocked
  • Asphyxia by obstruction of mouth and nose
  • Asphyxiation by sustained compression of chest
  • Suffocation by cave-in
  • Suffocation by mechanical cause

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