2021 ICD-10-CM Code T24.0

Burn of unspecified degree of lower limb, except ankle and foot

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code
Unspecified Code

Not Valid for Submission

T24.0 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 unspecified degree of lower limb, except ankle and foot. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like T24.0 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

ICD-10:T24.0
Short Description:Burn of unsp degree of lower limb, except ankle and foot
Long Description:Burn of unspecified degree of lower limb, except ankle and foot

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Burn of unsp degree of lower limb, except ankle and foot

Header codes like T24.0 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 unsp degree of lower limb, except ankle and foot:

  • T24.00 - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of lower limb, except ankle and foot
  • T24.001 - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of right lower limb, except ankle and foot
  • T24.001A - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of right lower limb, except ankle and foot, initial encounter
  • T24.001D - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of right lower limb, except ankle and foot, subsequent encounter
  • T24.001S - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of right lower limb, except ankle and foot, sequela
  • T24.002 - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of left lower limb, except ankle and foot
  • T24.002A - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of left lower limb, except ankle and foot, initial encounter
  • T24.002D - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of left lower limb, except ankle and foot, subsequent encounter
  • T24.002S - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of left lower limb, except ankle and foot, sequela
  • T24.009 - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of unspecified lower limb, except ankle and foot
  • T24.009A - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of unspecified lower limb, except ankle and foot, initial encounter
  • T24.009D - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of unspecified lower limb, except ankle and foot, subsequent encounter
  • T24.009S - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of unspecified lower limb, except ankle and foot, sequela
  • T24.01 - Burn of unspecified degree of thigh
  • T24.011 - Burn of unspecified degree of right thigh
  • T24.011A - Burn of unspecified degree of right thigh, initial encounter
  • T24.011D - Burn of unspecified degree of right thigh, subsequent encounter
  • T24.011S - Burn of unspecified degree of right thigh, sequela
  • T24.012 - Burn of unspecified degree of left thigh
  • T24.012A - Burn of unspecified degree of left thigh, initial encounter
  • T24.012D - Burn of unspecified degree of left thigh, subsequent encounter
  • T24.012S - Burn of unspecified degree of left thigh, sequela
  • T24.019 - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified thigh
  • T24.019A - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified thigh, initial encounter
  • T24.019D - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified thigh, subsequent encounter
  • T24.019S - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified thigh, sequela
  • T24.02 - Burn of unspecified degree of knee
  • T24.021 - Burn of unspecified degree of right knee
  • T24.021A - Burn of unspecified degree of right knee, initial encounter
  • T24.021D - Burn of unspecified degree of right knee, subsequent encounter
  • T24.021S - Burn of unspecified degree of right knee, sequela
  • T24.022 - Burn of unspecified degree of left knee
  • T24.022A - Burn of unspecified degree of left knee, initial encounter
  • T24.022D - Burn of unspecified degree of left knee, subsequent encounter
  • T24.022S - Burn of unspecified degree of left knee, sequela
  • T24.029 - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified knee
  • T24.029A - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified knee, initial encounter
  • T24.029D - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified knee, subsequent encounter
  • T24.029S - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified knee, sequela
  • T24.03 - Burn of unspecified degree of lower leg
  • T24.031 - Burn of unspecified degree of right lower leg
  • T24.031A - Burn of unspecified degree of right lower leg, initial encounter
  • T24.031D - Burn of unspecified degree of right lower leg, subsequent encounter
  • T24.031S - Burn of unspecified degree of right lower leg, sequela
  • T24.032 - Burn of unspecified degree of left lower leg
  • T24.032A - Burn of unspecified degree of left lower leg, initial encounter
  • T24.032D - Burn of unspecified degree of left lower leg, subsequent encounter
  • T24.032S - Burn of unspecified degree of left lower leg, sequela
  • T24.039 - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified lower leg
  • T24.039A - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified lower leg, initial encounter
  • T24.039D - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified lower leg, subsequent encounter
  • T24.039S - Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified lower leg, sequela
  • T24.09 - Burn of unspecified degree of multiple sites of lower limb, except ankle and foot
  • T24.091 - Burn of unspecified degree of multiple sites of right lower limb, except ankle and foot
  • T24.091A - Burn of unspecified degree of multiple sites of right lower limb, except ankle and foot, initial encounter
  • T24.091D - Burn of unspecified degree of multiple sites of right lower limb, except ankle and foot, subsequent encounter
  • T24.091S - Burn of unspecified degree of multiple sites of right lower limb, except ankle and foot, sequela
  • T24.092 - Burn of unspecified degree of multiple sites of left lower limb, except ankle and foot
  • T24.092A - Burn of unspecified degree of multiple sites of left lower limb, except ankle and foot, initial encounter
  • T24.092D - Burn of unspecified degree of multiple sites of left lower limb, except ankle and foot, subsequent encounter
  • T24.092S - Burn of unspecified degree of multiple sites of left lower limb, except ankle and foot, sequela
  • T24.099 - Burn of unspecified degree of multiple sites of unspecified lower limb, except ankle and foot
  • T24.099A - Burn of unspecified degree of multiple sites of unspecified lower limb, except ankle and foot, initial encounter
  • T24.099D - Burn of unspecified degree of multiple sites of unspecified lower limb, except ankle and foot, subsequent encounter
  • T24.099S - Burn of unspecified degree of multiple sites of unspecified lower limb, except ankle and foot, 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 T24.0:


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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)