2021 ICD-10-CM Code T21.2

Burn of second degree of trunk

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

T21.2 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of burn of second degree of trunk. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:T21.2
Short Description:Burn of second degree of trunk
Long Description:Burn of second degree of trunk

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Burn of second degree of trunk

Header codes like T21.2 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for burn of second degree of trunk:

  • T21.20 - ... unspecified site
  • T21.20XA - ... unspecified site, initial encounter
  • T21.20XD - ... unspecified site, subsequent encounter
  • T21.20XS - ... unspecified site, sequela
  • T21.21 - Burn of second degree of chest wall
  • T21.21XA - Burn of second degree of chest wall, initial encounter
  • T21.21XD - Burn of second degree of chest wall, subsequent encounter
  • T21.21XS - Burn of second degree of chest wall, sequela
  • T21.22 - Burn of second degree of abdominal wall
  • T21.22XA - Burn of second degree of abdominal wall, initial encounter
  • T21.22XD - Burn of second degree of abdominal wall, subsequent encounter
  • T21.22XS - Burn of second degree of abdominal wall, sequela
  • T21.23 - Burn of second degree of upper back
  • T21.23XA - Burn of second degree of upper back, initial encounter
  • T21.23XD - Burn of second degree of upper back, subsequent encounter
  • T21.23XS - Burn of second degree of upper back, sequela
  • T21.24 - Burn of second degree of lower back
  • T21.24XA - Burn of second degree of lower back, initial encounter
  • T21.24XD - Burn of second degree of lower back, subsequent encounter
  • T21.24XS - Burn of second degree of lower back, sequela
  • T21.25 - Burn of second degree of buttock
  • T21.25XA - Burn of second degree of buttock, initial encounter
  • T21.25XD - Burn of second degree of buttock, subsequent encounter
  • T21.25XS - Burn of second degree of buttock, sequela
  • T21.26 - Burn of second degree of male genital region
  • T21.26XA - Burn of second degree of male genital region, initial encounter
  • T21.26XD - Burn of second degree of male genital region, subsequent encounter
  • T21.26XS - Burn of second degree of male genital region, sequela
  • T21.27 - Burn of second degree of female genital region
  • T21.27XA - Burn of second degree of female genital region, initial encounter
  • T21.27XD - Burn of second degree of female genital region, subsequent encounter
  • T21.27XS - Burn of second degree of female genital region, sequela
  • T21.29 - Burn of second degree of other site of trunk
  • T21.29XA - Burn of second degree of other site of trunk, initial encounter
  • T21.29XD - Burn of second degree of other site of trunk, subsequent encounter
  • T21.29XS - Burn of second degree of other site of trunk, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code T21.2:


Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

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:

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


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)