ICD-10-CM Code T21.26XA

Burn of second degree of male genital region, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Males Only

Valid for Submission

T21.26XA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of burn of second degree of male genital region, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code T21.26XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like burn of male genitalia, burn of male perineum, deep partial thickness burn of genitalia, deep partial thickness burn of perineum, deep partial thickness burn of perineum, deep partial thickness burn of trunk, etc

The code T21.26XA is applicable to male patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-male patient.

ICD-10:T21.26XA
Short Description:Burn of second degree of male genital region, init encntr
Long Description:Burn of second degree of male genital region, initial encounter

Code Edits

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:

  • Diagnoses for males only - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to MALES only .

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Burn of male genitalia
  • Burn of male perineum
  • Deep partial thickness burn of genitalia
  • Deep partial thickness burn of perineum
  • Deep partial thickness burn of perineum
  • Deep partial thickness burn of trunk
  • Deep partial thickness burn of trunk
  • Partial thickness burn of genitalia
  • Partial thickness burn of genitalia
  • Partial thickness burn of male genitalia
  • Superficial partial thickness burn of genitalia
  • Superficial partial thickness burn of perineum
  • Superficial partial thickness burn of perineum
  • Superficial partial thickness burn of trunk
  • Superficial partial thickness burn of trunk

Convert T21.26XA to ICD-9

  • 942.25 - 2nd deg burn genitalia (Approximate Flag)

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)

Code History

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

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


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