ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T68.XXXS

Hypothermia, sequela

Diagnosis Code T68.XXXS

ICD-10: T68.XXXS
Short Description: Hypothermia, sequela
Long Description: Hypothermia, sequela
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T68.XXXS

Valid for Submission
The code T68.XXXS is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Other and unspecified effects of external causes (T66-T78)
      • Hypothermia (T68)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T68.XXXS is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 922 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 923 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT MCC

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The code T68.XXXS is exempt from POA reporting.

Synonyms
  • Accidental hypothermia
  • Accidental hypothermia in elderly person
  • Drowning and non-fatal immersion
  • Hypothermia
  • Hypothermia
  • Hypothermia
  • Hypothermia
  • Hypothermia - accidental
  • Hypothermia caused by cold environment
  • Hypothermia caused by exposure
  • Immersion
  • Immersion hypothermia
  • Nonfatal submersion
  • On examination - hypothermia
  • On examination - hypothermia
  • On examination - hypothermia - less than 32 degrees Celsius
  • Thrombocytopenia caused by hypothermia

Information for Patients


Hypothermia

Also called: Cold-related illness

Cold weather can affect your body in different ways. You can get frostbite, which is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. Your body can also lose heat faster than you can produce it. That can cause hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. It can make you sleepy, confused, and clumsy. Because it happens gradually and affects your thinking, you may not realize you need help. That makes it especially dangerous. A body temperature below 95° F is a medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated promptly.

Anyone who spends much time outdoors in cold weather can get hypothermia. You can also get it from being cold and wet, or under cold water for too long. Babies and old people are especially at risk. Babies can get it from sleeping in a cold room.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • How to prevent frostbite and hypothermia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypothermia (Medical Encyclopedia)


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