Valid for Submission
T24.011D is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of burn of unspecified degree of right thigh, subsequent encounter. The code T24.011D is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code T24.011D might also be used to specify conditions or terms like burn of right thigh. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
T24.011D is a subsequent encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used after the patient has completed active treatment for a condition like burn of unspecified degree of right thigh. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "subsequent encounter" occurs when the patient is receiving routine care for the condition during the healing or recovery phase of treatment. Subsequent diagnosis codes are appropriate during the recovery phase, no matter how many times the patient has seen the provider for this condition. If the provider needs to adjust the patient's care plan due to a setback or other complication, the encounter becomes active again.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like T24.011D 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.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Burn of right thigh
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert T24.011D to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code T24.011D its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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
NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences
- Burns (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Chemical burn or reaction (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Minor burns - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Skin graft (Medical Encyclopedia)
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