Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E912
Inhalation and ingestion of other object causing obstruction of respiratory tract or suffocation
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM E912 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, E912 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).
  • E912 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
  • No ICD-10-CM code(s) convert to ICD-9-CM E912
E912 Excludes
  • injury, except asphyxia and obstruction of respiratory passage, caused by foreign body (E915)
  • obstruction of esophagus by foreign body without mention of asphyxia or obstruction in respiratory passage (E915)
Applies To
  • Aspiration and inhalation of foreign body except food (into respiratory tract) NOS
  • Foreign object [bean] [marble] in nose
  • Obstruction of pharynx by foreign body
  • Compression by foreign body in esophagus
  • Interruption of respiration by foreign body in esophagus
  • Obstruction of respiration by foreign body in esophagus
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM E912 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.