2021 ICD-10-CM Code P96.81

Exposure to (parental) (environmental) tobacco smoke in the perinatal period

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:P96.81
Short Description:Expsr to (environmental) tobacco smoke in the perinat period
Long Description:Exposure to (parental) (environmental) tobacco smoke in the perinatal period

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Other disorders originating in the perinatal period (P90-P96)
      • Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P96)

P96.81 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of exposure to (parental) (environmental) tobacco smoke in the perinatal period. The code P96.81 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code P96.81 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like exposure to second hand tobacco smoke, history of exposure to second hand smoke, neonatal exposure to tobacco smoke, passive smoker, smoker in home , toxic effect of secondary tobacco exposure, etc.

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 P96.81:


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.

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code P96.81 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert P96.81 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code P96.81 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Information for Patients


Secondhand Smoke

Also called: Environmental tobacco smoke, Passive smoking, Tobacco smoke pollution

Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke that comes from the burning end of a cigarette, cigar, or pipe, and the smoke breathed out by the smoker. It contains more than 7,000 chemicals. Hundreds of those chemicals are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer.

Health effects of secondhand smoke include

There is no safe amount of secondhand smoke. Even low levels of it can be harmful. The only way to fully protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke is not to allow smoking indoors.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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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)