Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 997.32
Postprocedural aspiration pneumonia
  • Short description: Postproc aspiration pneu.
  • ICD-9-CM 997.32 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 997.32 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 997.32: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 997.32 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J95.89 Other postprocedural complications and disorders of respiratory system, not elsewhere classified
Disease Synonyms
  • Aspiration pneumonia resulting from a procedure
997.32 Excludes
  • aspiration pneumonia during labor and delivery (668.0)
Applies To
  • Chemical pneumonitis resulting from a procedure
  • Mendelson's syndrome resulting from a procedure
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 997.32:
  • Mendelson's syndrome (resulting from a procedure) 997.32
  • Pneumonia (acute) (Alpenstich) (benign) (bilateral) (brain) (cerebral) (circumscribed) (congestive) (creeping) (delayed resolution) (double) (epidemic) (fever) (flash) (fulminant) (fungoid) (granulomatous) (hemorrhagic) (incipient) (infantile) (infectious) (infiltration) (insular) (intermittent) (latent) (lobe) (migratory) (newborn) (organized) (overwhelming) (primary) (progressive) (pseudolobar) (purulent) (resolved) (secondary) (senile) (septic) (suppurative) (terminal) (true) (unresolved) (vesicular) 486
    • postoperative 997.39
      • aspiration 997.32
    • resulting from a procedure 997.39
      • aspiration 997.32
  • Pneumonitis (acute) (primary) (see also Pneumonia) 486
    • chemical 506.0
      • due to fumes or gases 506.0
      • resulting from a procedure 997.32
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Mendelson's (resulting from a procedure) 997.32
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