ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T21.16XS

Burn of first degree of male genital region, sequela

Diagnosis Code T21.16XS

ICD-10: T21.16XS
Short Description: Burn of first degree of male genital region, sequela
Long Description: Burn of first degree of male genital region, sequela
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T21.16XS

Valid for Submission
The code T21.16XS is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Burns and corrosions of external body surface, specified by site (T20-T25)
      • Burn and corrosion of trunk (T21)


Version 2019 Billable Code Diagnoses For Males Only POA Exempt

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for males only - Diagnoses for males only.

Convert to ICD-9
  • 906.8 - Late effect of burns NEC (Approximate Flag)

Present on Admission (POA)
The code T21.16XS is exempt from POA reporting.

Synonyms
  • Burn erythema of male genitalia
  • Burn of male genitalia
  • Superficial burn of genitalia

Information for Patients


Burns

A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns. Another kind is an inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke.

There are three types of burns:

  • First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin
  • Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
  • Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath

Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock, and even death. They also can lead to infections because they damage your skin's protective barrier. Treatment for burns depends on the cause of the burn, how deep it is, and how much of the body it covers. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. For more serious burns, treatment may be needed to clean the wound, replace the skin, and make sure the patient has enough fluids and nutrition.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

  • Burns (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chemical burn or reaction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Minor burns - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin graft (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

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