Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 994.7
Asphyxiation and strangulation
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Asphyxiation/strangulat.
  • ICD-9-CM 994.7 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 994.7 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
994.7 Excludes
  • asphyxia from:
    • carbon monoxide (986)
    • inhalation of food or foreign body (932-934.9)
    • other gases, fumes, and vapors (987.0-987.9)
Applies To
  • Suffocation (by):
    • bedclothes
    • cave-in
    • constriction
    • mechanical
    • plastic bag
    • pressure
    • strangulation
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 994.7 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.111A Asphyxiation due to smothering under pillow, accidental, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.112A Asphyxiation due to smothering under pillow, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.113A Asphyxiation due to smothering under pillow, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.114A Asphyxiation due to smothering under pillow, undetermined, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.121A Asphyxiation due to plastic bag, accidental, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.122A Asphyxiation due to plastic bag, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.123A Asphyxiation due to plastic bag, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.124A Asphyxiation due to plastic bag, undetermined, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.131A Asphyxiation due to being trapped in bed linens, accidental, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.132A Asphyxiation due to being trapped in bed linens, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.133A Asphyxiation due to being trapped in bed linens, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.134A Asphyxiation due to being trapped in bed linens, undetermined, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.141A Asphyxiation due to smothering under another person's body (in bed), accidental, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.143A Asphyxiation due to smothering under another person's body (in bed), assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.144A Asphyxiation due to smothering under another person's body (in bed), undetermined, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.151A Asphyxiation due to smothering in furniture, accidental, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.152A Asphyxiation due to smothering in furniture, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.153A Asphyxiation due to smothering in furniture, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.154A Asphyxiation due to smothering in furniture, undetermined, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.161A Asphyxiation due to hanging, accidental, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.162A Asphyxiation due to hanging, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.163A Asphyxiation due to hanging, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.164A Asphyxiation due to hanging, undetermined, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.191A Asphyxiation due to mechanical threat to breathing due to other causes, accidental, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.192A Asphyxiation due to mechanical threat to breathing due to other causes, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.193A Asphyxiation due to mechanical threat to breathing due to other causes, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.194A Asphyxiation due to mechanical threat to breathing due to other causes, undetermined, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.20XA Asphyxiation due to systemic oxygen deficiency due to low oxygen content in ambient air due to unspecified cause, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.21XA Asphyxiation due to cave-in or falling earth, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.221A Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a car trunk, accidental, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.222A Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a car trunk, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.223A Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a car trunk, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.224A Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a car trunk, undetermined, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.231A Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a (discarded) refrigerator, accidental, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.232A Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a (discarded) refrigerator, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.233A Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a (discarded) refrigerator, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.234A Asphyxiation due to being trapped in a (discarded) refrigerator, undetermined, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.29XA Asphyxiation due to being trapped in other low oxygen environment, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T71.9XXA Asphyxiation due to unspecified cause, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 994.7:
  • Asphyxia, asphyxiation (by) 799.01
    • bedclothes 994.7
    • bunny bag 994.7
    • cave-in 994.7
      • crushing - see Injury, internal, intrathoracic organs
    • constriction 994.7
    • gravitational changes 994.7
    • hanging 994.7
    • mechanical 994.7
      • during birth (see also Distress, fetal) 768.9
    • plastic bag 994.7
    • postnatal (see also Asphyxia, newborn) 768.9
      • mechanical 994.7
    • pressure 994.7
    • strangulation 994.7
  • Bedclothes, asphyxiation or suffocation by 994.7
  • Cave-in, injury
    • suffocation 994.7
  • Constriction
    • asphyxiation or suffocation by 994.7
  • Effect, adverse NEC
    • strangulation 994.7
  • Hanging (asphyxia) (strangulation) (suffocation) 994.7
  • Overlaid, overlying (suffocation) 994.7
  • Strangulation, strangulated 994.7
    • asphyxiation or suffocation by 994.7
    • bowel - see Strangulation, intestine
    • colon - see Strangulation, intestine
    • cord (umbilical) - see Compression, umbilical cord
    • due to birth injury 767.8
    • food or foreign body (see also Asphyxia, food) 933.1
    • hernia - see also Hernia, by site with obstruction
      • gangrenous - see Hernia, by site, with gangrene
    • intestine (large) (small) 560.2
      • with hernia - see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction
        • gangrenous - see Hernia, by site, with gangrene
      • congenital (small) 751.1
    • organ or site, congenital NEC - see Atresia
    • rupture (see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction) 552.9
      • gangrenous (see also Hernia, by site, with gangrene) 551.9
    • stomach, due to hernia (see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction 552.9
      • with gangrene (see also Hernia, by site, with gangrene) 551.9
    • umbilical cord - see Compression, umbilical cord
    • vesicourethral orifice 596.0
  • Suffocation (see also Asphyxia) 799.01
    • by
      • bed clothes 994.7
      • bunny bag 994.7
      • cave-in 994.7
      • constriction 994.7
      • drowning 994.1
      • inhalation
        • food or foreign body (see also Asphyxia, food or foreign body) 933.1
        • oil or gasoline (see also Asphyxia, food or foreign body) 933.1
      • overlying 994.7
      • plastic bag 994.7
      • pressure 994.7
      • strangulation 994.7
    • mechanical 994.7
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