Valid for Submission
S30.823A is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of blister (nonthermal) of scrotum and testes, initial encounter. The code S30.823A is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code S30.823A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like blister of perineum with infection, blister of perineum without infection, blister of scrotum with infection, blister of scrotum without infection, blister of testis with infection , traumatic blister of genitalia, etc.
The code S30.823A is applicable to male patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-male patient.
S30.823A is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like blister (nonthermal) of scrotum and testes. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Blister of perineum with infection
- Blister of perineum without infection
- Blister of scrotum with infection
- Blister of scrotum without infection
- Blister of testis with infection
- Traumatic blister of genitalia
- Traumatic blister of perineum
- Traumatic blister of perineum
- Traumatic blister of perineum, infected
- Traumatic blister of scrotum
- Traumatic blister of scrotum, infected
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert S30.823A to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S30.823A its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Bulla, Vesicle
What are blisters?
Blisters are fluid-filled sacs on the outer layer of your skin. They form because of rubbing, heat, or diseases of the skin. They are most common on your hands and feet.
Other names for blisters are vesicles (usually for smaller blisters) and bulla (for larger blisters).
What causes blisters?
Blisters often happen when there is friction - rubbing or pressure - on one spot. For example, if your shoes don't fit quite right and they keep rubbing part of your foot. Or if you don't wear gloves when you rake leaves and the handle keeps rubbing against your hand. Other causes of blisters include
- Allergic reactions
- Poison ivy, oak, and sumac
- Autoimmune diseases such as pemphigus
- Epidermolysis bullosa, an illness that causes the skin to be fragile
- Viral infections such as varicella zoster (which causes chickenpox and shingles) and herpes simplex (which causes cold sores)
- Skin infections including impetigo
What are the treatments for blisters?
Blisters will usually heal on their own. The skin over the blister helps keep out infections. You can put a bandage on the blister to keep it clean. Make sure that there is no more rubbing or friction on the blister.
You should contact your health care provider if
- The blister looks infected - if it is draining pus, or the area around the blister is red, swollen, warm, or very painful
- You have a fever
- You have several blisters, especially if you cannot figure out what is causing them
- You have health problems such as circulation problems or diabetes
Normally you don't want to drain a blister, because of the risk of infection. But if a blister is large, painful, or looks like it will pop on its own, you can drain the fluid.
Can blisters be prevented?
There are some things you can do to prevent friction blisters:
- Make sure that your shoes fit properly
- Always wear socks with your shoes, and make sure that the socks fit well. You may want to wear socks that are acrylic or nylon, so they keep moisture away from your feet.
- Wear gloves or protective gear on your hands when you use any tools or sports equipment that cause friction.
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