ICD-10-CM Code T24.002A

Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of left lower limb, except ankle and foot, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

T24.002A is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of left lower limb, except ankle and foot, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:T24.002A
Short Description:Burn unsp deg of unsp site left lower limb, ex ank/ft, init
Long Description:Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified site of left lower limb, except ankle and foot, initial encounter

Convert T24.002A to ICD-9

  • 945.00 - Burn NOS leg-unspec (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 lower limb, except ankle and foot (T24)

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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