2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P24.0

Meconium aspiration

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • P24.0 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM P24.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of P24.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 P24.0 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as P24.0. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • meconium passage (without aspiration) during delivery (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P03.82

    Meconium passage during delivery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Type 1 Excludes
    P03.82
    )
  • meconium staining (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P96.83

    Meconium staining

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Type 1 Excludes
    P96.83
    )
The following code(s) above P24.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
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  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to P24.0:
  • P00-P96
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range P00-P96

    Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

    Includes
    • conditions that have their origin in the fetal or perinatal period (before birth through the first 28 days after birth) even if morbidity occurs later
    Note
    • Codes from this chapter are for use on newborn records only, never on maternal records
    Type 2 Excludes
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • tetanus neonatorum (A33)
    Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
  • P24
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P24

    Neonatal aspiration

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • aspiration in utero and during delivery
    Neonatal aspiration
Clinical Information
  • A condition caused by inhalation of meconium into the lung of fetus or newborn, usually due to vigorous respiratory movements during difficult parturition or respiratory system abnormalities. Meconium aspirate may block small airways leading to difficulties in pulmonary gas exchange and aspiration pneumonia.
  • A serious condition in which a newborn breathes a mixture of meconium (the first intestinal discharge) and amniotic fluid into the lungs around the time of delivery. Meconium aspiration syndrome occurs in 5-10 percent of births and typically occurs when the infant is stressed, as when the infant is past its due date.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To P24.0
P23.0 Congenital pneumonia due to viral agent
P23.1 Congenital pneumonia due to Chlamydia
P23.2 Congenital pneumonia due to staphylococcus
P23.3 Congenital pneumonia due to streptococcus, group B
P23.4 Congenital pneumonia due to Escherichia coli
P23.5 Congenital pneumonia due to Pseudomonas
P23.6 Congenital pneumonia due to other bacterial agents
P23.8 Congenital pneumonia due to other organisms
P23.9 Congenital pneumonia, unspecified
P24 Neonatal aspiration
P24.0 Meconium aspiration
P24.00 …… without respiratory symptoms
P24.01 …… with respiratory symptoms
P24.1 Neonatal aspiration of (clear) amniotic fluid and mucus
P24.10 …… without respiratory symptoms
P24.11 …… with respiratory symptoms
P24.2 Neonatal aspiration of blood
P24.20 …… without respiratory symptoms
P24.21 …… with respiratory symptoms
P24.3 Neonatal aspiration of milk and regurgitated food
P24.30 …… without respiratory symptoms

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