Not Valid for Submission
T26.9 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of corrosion of eye and adnexa, part unspecified. 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 T26.9 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.
Specific Coding for Corrosion of eye and adnexa, part unspecified
Header codes like T26.9 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 corrosion of eye and adnexa, part unspecified:
- T26.90 - Corrosion of unspecified eye and adnexa, part unspecified
- T26.90XA - Corrosion of unspecified eye and adnexa, part unspecified, initial encounter
- T26.90XD - Corrosion of unspecified eye and adnexa, part unspecified, subsequent encounter
- T26.90XS - Corrosion of unspecified eye and adnexa, part unspecified, sequela
- T26.91 - Corrosion of right eye and adnexa, part unspecified
- T26.91XA - Corrosion of right eye and adnexa, part unspecified, initial encounter
- T26.91XD - Corrosion of right eye and adnexa, part unspecified, subsequent encounter
- T26.91XS - Corrosion of right eye and adnexa, part unspecified, sequela
- T26.92 - Corrosion of left eye and adnexa, part unspecified
- T26.92XA - Corrosion of left eye and adnexa, part unspecified, initial encounter
- T26.92XD - Corrosion of left eye and adnexa, part unspecified, subsequent encounter
- T26.92XS - Corrosion of left eye and adnexa, part unspecified, 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 T26.9:
Code FirstCode First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code
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.
- external cause code to identify place Y92
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code T26.9 are found in the index:
Information for Patients
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
- Burns (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Chemical burn or reaction (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Minor burns - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Skin graft (Medical Encyclopedia)
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The structure of your face helps protect your eyes from injury. Still, injuries can damage your eye, sometimes severely enough that you could lose your vision. Most eye injuries are preventable. If you play sports or work in certain jobs, you may need protection.
The most common type of injury happens when something irritates the outer surface of your eye. Certain jobs such as industrial jobs or hobbies such as carpentry make this type of injury more likely. It's also more likely if you wear contact lenses.
Chemicals or heat can burn your eyes. With chemicals, the pain may cause you to close your eyes. This traps the irritant next to the eye and may cause more damage. You should wash out your eye right away while you wait for medical help.
- Corneal injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Eye - foreign object in (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Eye emergencies (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hyphema (Medical Encyclopedia)
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