2021 ICD-10-CM Code T23.36

Burn of third degree of back of hand

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

T23.36 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 back of 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:T23.36
Short Description:Burn of third degree of back of hand
Long Description:Burn of third degree of back of hand

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Burn of third degree of back of hand

Header codes like T23.36 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 back of hand:

  • T23.361 - Burn of third degree of back of right hand
  • T23.361A - Burn of third degree of back of right hand, initial encounter
  • T23.361D - Burn of third degree of back of right hand, subsequent encounter
  • T23.361S - Burn of third degree of back of right hand, sequela
  • T23.362 - Burn of third degree of back of left hand
  • T23.362A - Burn of third degree of back of left hand, initial encounter
  • T23.362D - Burn of third degree of back of left hand, subsequent encounter
  • T23.362S - Burn of third degree of back of left hand, sequela
  • T23.369 - Burn of third degree of back of unspecified hand
  • T23.369A - Burn of third degree of back of unspecified hand, initial encounter
  • T23.369D - Burn of third degree of back of unspecified hand, subsequent encounter
  • T23.369S - Burn of third degree of back of unspecified hand, sequela

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)