2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P24.01

Meconium aspiration with respiratory symptoms

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
Applicable To
  • Meconium aspiration pneumonia
  • Meconium aspiration pneumonitis
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome NOS
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • code to identify any secondary pulmonary hypertension, if applicable (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I27.2

    Other secondary pulmonary hypertension

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    Code Also
    • associated underlying condition
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Eisenmenger's syndrome (I27.83)
The following code(s) above P24.01 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
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to P24.01:
  • P00-P96
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range P00-P96

    Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

    • 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
    • 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

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    • aspiration in utero and during delivery
    Neonatal aspiration
  • P24.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P24.0

    Meconium aspiration

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    Type 1 Excludes
    • meconium passage (without aspiration) during delivery (P03.82 )
    • meconium staining (P96.83 )
    Meconium aspiration
Approximate Synonyms Clinical Information ICD-10-CM P24.01 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):

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Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to P24.01:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to P24.01:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To P24.01
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
P24.31 …… with respiratory symptoms
P24.8 Other neonatal aspiration

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