2021 ICD-10-CM Code T22.3

Burn of third degree of shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

T22.3 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 third degree of shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand. 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:T22.3
Short Description:Burn of third degree of shldr/up lmb, except wrist and hand
Long Description:Burn of third degree of shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Burn of third degree of shldr/up lmb, except wrist and hand

Header codes like T22.3 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 third degree of shldr/up lmb, except wrist and hand:

  • T22.30 - ... unspecified site
  • T22.30XA - ... unspecified site, initial encounter
  • T22.30XD - ... unspecified site, subsequent encounter
  • T22.30XS - ... unspecified site, sequela
  • T22.31 - Burn of third degree of forearm
  • T22.311 - Burn of third degree of right forearm
  • T22.311A - Burn of third degree of right forearm, initial encounter
  • T22.311D - Burn of third degree of right forearm, subsequent encounter
  • T22.311S - Burn of third degree of right forearm, sequela
  • T22.312 - Burn of third degree of left forearm
  • T22.312A - Burn of third degree of left forearm, initial encounter
  • T22.312D - Burn of third degree of left forearm, subsequent encounter
  • T22.312S - Burn of third degree of left forearm, sequela
  • T22.319 - Burn of third degree of unspecified forearm
  • T22.319A - Burn of third degree of unspecified forearm, initial encounter
  • T22.319D - Burn of third degree of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter
  • T22.319S - Burn of third degree of unspecified forearm, sequela
  • T22.32 - Burn of third degree of elbow
  • T22.321 - Burn of third degree of right elbow
  • T22.321A - Burn of third degree of right elbow, initial encounter
  • T22.321D - Burn of third degree of right elbow, subsequent encounter
  • T22.321S - Burn of third degree of right elbow, sequela
  • T22.322 - Burn of third degree of left elbow
  • T22.322A - Burn of third degree of left elbow, initial encounter
  • T22.322D - Burn of third degree of left elbow, subsequent encounter
  • T22.322S - Burn of third degree of left elbow, sequela
  • T22.329 - Burn of third degree of unspecified elbow
  • T22.329A - Burn of third degree of unspecified elbow, initial encounter
  • T22.329D - Burn of third degree of unspecified elbow, subsequent encounter
  • T22.329S - Burn of third degree of unspecified elbow, sequela
  • T22.33 - Burn of third degree of upper arm
  • T22.331 - Burn of third degree of right upper arm
  • T22.331A - Burn of third degree of right upper arm, initial encounter
  • T22.331D - Burn of third degree of right upper arm, subsequent encounter
  • T22.331S - Burn of third degree of right upper arm, sequela
  • T22.332 - Burn of third degree of left upper arm
  • T22.332A - Burn of third degree of left upper arm, initial encounter
  • T22.332D - Burn of third degree of left upper arm, subsequent encounter
  • T22.332S - Burn of third degree of left upper arm, sequela
  • T22.339 - Burn of third degree of unspecified upper arm
  • T22.339A - Burn of third degree of unspecified upper arm, initial encounter
  • T22.339D - Burn of third degree of unspecified upper arm, subsequent encounter
  • T22.339S - Burn of third degree of unspecified upper arm, sequela
  • T22.34 - Burn of third degree of axilla
  • T22.341 - Burn of third degree of right axilla
  • T22.341A - Burn of third degree of right axilla, initial encounter
  • T22.341D - Burn of third degree of right axilla, subsequent encounter
  • T22.341S - Burn of third degree of right axilla, sequela
  • T22.342 - Burn of third degree of left axilla
  • T22.342A - Burn of third degree of left axilla, initial encounter
  • T22.342D - Burn of third degree of left axilla, subsequent encounter
  • T22.342S - Burn of third degree of left axilla, sequela
  • T22.349 - Burn of third degree of unspecified axilla
  • T22.349A - Burn of third degree of unspecified axilla, initial encounter
  • T22.349D - Burn of third degree of unspecified axilla, subsequent encounter
  • T22.349S - Burn of third degree of unspecified axilla, sequela
  • T22.35 - Burn of third degree of shoulder
  • T22.351 - Burn of third degree of right shoulder
  • T22.351A - Burn of third degree of right shoulder, initial encounter
  • T22.351D - Burn of third degree of right shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • T22.351S - Burn of third degree of right shoulder, sequela
  • T22.352 - Burn of third degree of left shoulder
  • T22.352A - Burn of third degree of left shoulder, initial encounter
  • T22.352D - Burn of third degree of left shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • T22.352S - Burn of third degree of left shoulder, sequela
  • T22.359 - Burn of third degree of unspecified shoulder
  • T22.359A - Burn of third degree of unspecified shoulder, initial encounter
  • T22.359D - Burn of third degree of unspecified shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • T22.359S - Burn of third degree of unspecified shoulder, sequela
  • T22.36 - Burn of third degree of scapular region
  • T22.361 - Burn of third degree of right scapular region
  • T22.361A - Burn of third degree of right scapular region, initial encounter
  • T22.361D - Burn of third degree of right scapular region, subsequent encounter
  • T22.361S - Burn of third degree of right scapular region, sequela
  • T22.362 - Burn of third degree of left scapular region
  • T22.362A - Burn of third degree of left scapular region, initial encounter
  • T22.362D - Burn of third degree of left scapular region, subsequent encounter
  • T22.362S - Burn of third degree of left scapular region, sequela
  • T22.369 - Burn of third degree of unspecified scapular region
  • T22.369A - Burn of third degree of unspecified scapular region, initial encounter
  • T22.369D - Burn of third degree of unspecified scapular region, subsequent encounter
  • T22.369S - Burn of third degree of unspecified scapular region, sequela
  • T22.39 - Burn of third degree of multiple sites of shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand
  • T22.391 - Burn of third degree of multiple sites of right shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand
  • T22.391A - Burn of third degree of multiple sites of right shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand, initial encounter
  • T22.391D - Burn of third degree of multiple sites of right shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand, subsequent encounter
  • T22.391S - Burn of third degree of multiple sites of right shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand, sequela
  • T22.392 - Burn of third degree of multiple sites of left shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand
  • T22.392A - Burn of third degree of multiple sites of left shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand, initial encounter
  • T22.392D - Burn of third degree of multiple sites of left shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand, subsequent encounter
  • T22.392S - Burn of third degree of multiple sites of left shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand, sequela
  • T22.399 - Burn of third degree of multiple sites of unspecified shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand
  • T22.399A - Burn of third degree of multiple sites of unspecified shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand, initial encounter
  • T22.399D - Burn of third degree of multiple sites of unspecified shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand, subsequent encounter
  • T22.399S - Burn of third degree of multiple sites of unspecified shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand, 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 T22.3:


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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)