2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T71.20

Asphyxiation due to systemic oxygen deficiency due to low oxygen content in ambient air due to unspecified cause

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T71.20 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Asphyx due to sys oxy defic due to low oxy in air unsp cause
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM T71.20 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T71.20 - other international versions of ICD-10 T71.20 may differ.
The following code(s) above T71.20 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 T71.20:
  • S00-T88
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • T71
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T71

    Asphyxiation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Mechanical suffocation
    • Traumatic suffocation
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute respiratory distress (syndrome) (J80)
    • anoxia due to high altitude (T70.2)
    • asphyxia NOS (R09.01)
    • asphyxia from carbon monoxide (T58.-)
    • asphyxia from inhalation of food or foreign body (T17.-)
    • asphyxia from other gases, fumes and vapors (T59.-)
    • respiratory distress (syndrome) in newborn (P22.-)
    Asphyxiation
  • T71.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T71.2

    Asphyxiation due to systemic oxygen deficiency due to low oxygen content in ambient air

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Suffocation due to systemic oxygen deficiency due to low oxygen content in ambient air
    Asphyxiation due to systemic oxygen deficiency due to low oxygen content in ambient air
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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to T71.20:
  • Asphyxia, asphyxiation (by) R09.01
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R09.01

    Asphyxia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • traumatic T71.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T71.9

      Asphyxiation due to unspecified cause

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Suffocation (by strangulation) due to unspecified cause
      • Suffocation NOS
      • Systemic oxygen deficiency due to low oxygen content in ambient air due to unspecified cause
      • Systemic oxygen deficiency due to mechanical threat to breathing due to unspecified cause
      • Traumatic asphyxia NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T71.20
T71.192S …… sequela
T71.193 Asphyxiation due to mechanical threat to breathing due to other causes, assault
T71.193A …… initial encounter
T71.193D …… subsequent encounter
T71.193S …… sequela
T71.194 Asphyxiation due to mechanical threat to breathing due to other causes, undetermined
T71.194A …… initial encounter
T71.194D …… subsequent encounter
T71.194S …… sequela
T71.2 Asphyxiation due to systemic oxygen deficiency due to low oxygen content in ambient air
T71.20 Asphyxiation due to systemic oxygen deficiency due to low oxygen content in ambient air due to unspecified cause
T71.20XA …… initial encounter
T71.20XD …… subsequent encounter
T71.20XS …… sequela
T71.21 Asphyxiation due to cave-in or falling earth
T71.21XA …… initial encounter
T71.21XD …… subsequent encounter
T71.21XS …… sequela
T71.22 Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a car trunk
T71.221 Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a car trunk, accidental
T71.221A …… initial encounter

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.