ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T71.161A

Asphyxiation due to hanging, accidental, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code T71.161A

ICD-10: T71.161A
Short Description: Asphyxiation due to hanging, accidental, initial encounter
Long Description: Asphyxiation due to hanging, accidental, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T71.161A

Valid for Submission
The code T71.161A 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

Convert to ICD-9
  • 994.7 - Asphyxiation/strangulat (Combination Flag)
  • E913.8 - Suffocation NEC (Combination Flag)

Synonyms
  • Accidental hanging, except in bed or cradle
  • Death by hanging
  • Event of undetermined intent
  • Hanging of unknown intent
  • Hanging, strangulation or suffocation of unknown intent

ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
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