ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T71.231

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

Diagnosis Code T71.231

ICD-10: T71.231
Short Description: Asphyx due to being trapped in a (discarded) refrig, acc
Long Description: Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a (discarded) refrigerator, accidental
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T71.231

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The code T71.231 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

  • Accidental mechanical suffocation in refrigerator
  • Accidental suffocation due to lack of oxygen in enclosed space

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