2021 ICD-10-CM Code J95.7

Accidental puncture and laceration of a respiratory system organ or structure during a procedure

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:J95.7
Short Description:Accidental pnctr & lac of a respiratory system org dur proc
Long Description:Accidental puncture and laceration of a respiratory system organ or structure during a procedure

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of respiratory system, not elsewhere classified (J95)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disorders of resp sys, NEC (J95)

J95.7 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of accidental puncture and laceration of a respiratory system organ or structure during a procedure. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Accidental pnctr & lac of a respiratory system org dur proc

Non-specific codes like J95.7 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for accidental pnctr & lac of a respiratory system org dur proc:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J95.71 for Accidental puncture and laceration of a respiratory system organ or structure during a respiratory system procedure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use J95.72 for Accidental puncture and laceration of a respiratory system organ or structure during other procedure

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code J95.7:


Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)