2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P24.81

Other neonatal aspiration with respiratory symptoms

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Other neonatal aspiration with respiratory symptoms
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Respiratory and cardiovascular disorders specific to the perinatal period
      • Neonatal aspiration

P24.81 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other neonatal aspiration with respiratory symptoms. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute aspiration pneumonia
  • Aspirated gastric contents in lower respiratory tract
  • Aspiration of gastric contents into respiratory tract
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Aspiration pneumonia due to regurgitated food
  • Aspiration pneumonitis
  • Aspiration pneumonitis caused by regurgitated gastric secretions
  • Massive aspiration syndrome
  • Neonatal aspiration pneumonia
  • Neonatal aspiration syndrome
  • Neonatal pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis due to inhalation of milk
  • Pneumonitis due to inhalation of regurgitated food
  • Pneumonitis due to inhalation of vomitus
  • Pneumonitis due to inhaled liquid
  • Pneumonitis due to inhaled liquid
  • Pneumonitis due to inhaled substance
  • Pneumonitis due to inhaled substance
  • Pneumonitis due to inhaled substance
  • Pneumonitis due to inhaled substance
  • Pneumonitis due to inhaled substance
  • Pulmonary aspiration of fluid
  • Pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents
  • Recurrent aspiration pneumonia
  • Recurrent pneumonia

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Neonatal Aspiration Syndrome

    aspiration of meconium, blood, amniotic fluid or gastric contents around the time of delivery resulting in clinical symptoms from airway obstruction, parenchymal injury, and ventilation-perfusion mismatch. this may lead to persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Neonatal aspiration pneumonia NEC
  • Neonatal aspiration with pneumonitis NEC
  • Neonatal aspiration with pneumonia NOS
  • Neonatal aspiration with pneumonitis NOS

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code to identify any secondary pulmonary hypertension, if applicable I27.2

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert P24.81 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 770.18 - NB asp w resp symp NEC

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.