ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T75.1XXS

Unsp effects of drowning and nonfatal submersion, sequela

Diagnosis Code T75.1XXS

ICD-10: T75.1XXS
Short Description: Unsp effects of drowning and nonfatal submersion, sequela
Long Description: Unspecified effects of drowning and nonfatal submersion, sequela
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T75.1XXS

Valid for Submission
The code T75.1XXS 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)
      • Other and unspecified effects of other external causes (T75)

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-9
  • 909.4 - Late eff cert ext cause (Approximate Flag)

Present on Admission (POA)
The code T75.1XXS is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Bathing cramp
  • Drowning and non-fatal immersion
  • Immersion
  • Immersion hypothermia
  • Non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema
  • Nonfatal submersion
  • Postimmersion-submersion syndrome
  • War injury, drowned in war operations

Information for Patients


People drown when they get too much water in their lungs. You can drown in as little as an inch or two of water. Babies can drown in a sink or bathtub. Preschoolers are most likely to drown in a swimming pool. People who have seizure disorders are also at risk in the water. Drowning can happen quickly and silently.

Drowning precautions should include

  • Fences around pools
  • Supervising children near any body of water, including tubs
  • Not swimming or boating when under the influence of alcohol or sedatives
  • Wearing life jackets when boating
  • Learning CPR
  • Near drowning (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • 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
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

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