Aspiration Pneumonia ICD 9 Code

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11026

Billable Medical Code for Pneumonitis Due To Inhalation of Food or Vomitus

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 507.0

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 507.0.

The Short Description Is: Food/vomit pneumonitis.

Known As

Aspiration pneumonia is also known as acute aspiration pneumonia, aspiration pneumonia, aspiration pneumonia due to inhalation of milk, aspiration pneumonia due to inhalation of vomitus, aspiration pneumonia due to regurgitated food, aspiration pneumonia due to regurgitated gastric secretions, aspiration pneumonia acute, aspiration pneumonia chronic recurrent, aspiration pneumonia food, aspiration pneumonia gastric secretions, aspiration pneumonia milk, aspiration pneumonia vomitus, aspiration pneumonitis (inflammation in lung) due to anesthesia in childbirth, aspiration pneumonitis (inflammation of lung) due to obstetric anesthesia postpartum (after childbirth), aspiration pneumonitis (inflammation of lung) due to obstetric anesthesiain pregnancy, aspiration pneumonitis due to anesthesia during labor and delivery, aspiration pneumonitis due to OB anesthesia in childbirth, aspiration pneumonitis due to OB anesthesia antepartum, aspiration pneumonitis due to OB anesthesia postpartum, aspiration pneumonitis due to obstetric anesthesia antepartum, postpartum aspiration pneumonitis due to anesthesia during labor and delivery, and
recurrent aspiration pneumonia. This applies to aspiration pneumonia (due to): NOS, food (regurgitated), gastric secretions, milk, saliva, and vomitus.

Aspiration Pneumonia Definition and Symptoms

Aspiration pneumonia is a breathing condition in which there is a swelling of the lung or large airways. This occurs when food, liquids, saliva, or vomit is breathed into the lungs. Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, cough, foul odor on breath, difficulty swallowing, and excessive sweating.