ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T71.233

Asphyx due to being trapped in a (discarded) refrig, assault

Diagnosis Code T71.233

ICD-10: T71.233
Short Description: Asphyx due to being trapped in a (discarded) refrig, assault
Long Description: Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a (discarded) refrigerator, assault
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T71.233

Not Valid for Submission
The code T71.233 is a "header" and not 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 T71.233 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 922 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 922 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 923 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT MCC
  • 923 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT MCC
  • 949 - AFTERCARE WITH CC/MCC
  • 950 - AFTERCARE WITHOUT CC/MCC

ICD-10 Footnotes

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