2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T71.23

Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a (discarded) refrigerator

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T71.23 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 being trapped in a (discarded) refrigerator
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM T71.23 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T71.23 - other international versions of ICD-10 T71.23 may differ.
The following code(s) above T71.23 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 T71.23:
  • 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T71.23
T71.222D …… subsequent encounter
T71.222S …… sequela
T71.223 Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a car trunk, assault
T71.223A …… initial encounter
T71.223D …… subsequent encounter
T71.223S …… sequela
T71.224 Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a car trunk, undetermined
T71.224A …… initial encounter
T71.224D …… subsequent encounter
T71.224S …… sequela
T71.23 Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a (discarded) refrigerator
T71.231 Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a (discarded) refrigerator, accidental
T71.231A …… initial encounter
T71.231D …… subsequent encounter
T71.231S …… sequela
T71.232 Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a (discarded) refrigerator, intentional self-harm
T71.232A …… initial encounter
T71.232D …… subsequent encounter
T71.232S …… sequela
T71.233 Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a (discarded) refrigerator, assault
T71.233A …… initial encounter

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