Asphyxiation T71

The ICD10 code for the diagnosis "Asphyxiation" is "T71". T71 is NOT a 'valid' or 'billable' ICD10 code. Please select a more specific diagnosis below.

  • T71 should not be used for reimbursement purposes. Please select a more specific diagnosis below.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM T71 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T71 - other international versions of ICD-10 T71 may differ.
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.-)

Codes: = Billable

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