2021 ICD-10-CM Code T33.8

Superficial frostbite of ankle, foot, and toe(s)

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

T33.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of superficial frostbite of ankle, foot, and toe(s). 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:T33.8
Short Description:Superficial frostbite of ankle, foot, and toe(s)
Long Description:Superficial frostbite of ankle, foot, and toe(s)

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Superficial frostbite of ankle, foot, and toe(s)

Header codes like T33.8 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 superficial frostbite of ankle, foot, and toe(s):

  • T33.81 - Superficial frostbite of ankle
  • T33.811 - Superficial frostbite of right ankle
  • T33.811A - Superficial frostbite of right ankle, initial encounter
  • T33.811D - Superficial frostbite of right ankle, subsequent encounter
  • T33.811S - Superficial frostbite of right ankle, sequela
  • T33.812 - Superficial frostbite of left ankle
  • T33.812A - Superficial frostbite of left ankle, initial encounter
  • T33.812D - Superficial frostbite of left ankle, subsequent encounter
  • T33.812S - Superficial frostbite of left ankle, sequela
  • T33.819 - Superficial frostbite of unspecified ankle
  • T33.819A - Superficial frostbite of unspecified ankle, initial encounter
  • T33.819D - Superficial frostbite of unspecified ankle, subsequent encounter
  • T33.819S - Superficial frostbite of unspecified ankle, sequela
  • T33.82 - Superficial frostbite of foot
  • T33.821 - Superficial frostbite of right foot
  • T33.821A - Superficial frostbite of right foot, initial encounter
  • T33.821D - Superficial frostbite of right foot, subsequent encounter
  • T33.821S - Superficial frostbite of right foot, sequela
  • T33.822 - Superficial frostbite of left foot
  • T33.822A - Superficial frostbite of left foot, initial encounter
  • T33.822D - Superficial frostbite of left foot, subsequent encounter
  • T33.822S - Superficial frostbite of left foot, sequela
  • T33.829 - Superficial frostbite of unspecified foot
  • T33.829A - Superficial frostbite of unspecified foot, initial encounter
  • T33.829D - Superficial frostbite of unspecified foot, subsequent encounter
  • T33.829S - Superficial frostbite of unspecified foot, sequela
  • T33.83 - Superficial frostbite of toe(s)
  • T33.831 - Superficial frostbite of right toe(s)
  • T33.831A - Superficial frostbite of right toe(s), initial encounter
  • T33.831D - Superficial frostbite of right toe(s), subsequent encounter
  • T33.831S - Superficial frostbite of right toe(s), sequela
  • T33.832 - Superficial frostbite of left toe(s)
  • T33.832A - Superficial frostbite of left toe(s), initial encounter
  • T33.832D - Superficial frostbite of left toe(s), subsequent encounter
  • T33.832S - Superficial frostbite of left toe(s), sequela
  • T33.839 - Superficial frostbite of unspecified toe(s)
  • T33.839A - Superficial frostbite of unspecified toe(s), initial encounter
  • T33.839D - Superficial frostbite of unspecified toe(s), subsequent encounter
  • T33.839S - Superficial frostbite of unspecified toe(s), sequela

Information for Patients


Frostbite

Frostbite is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage the body, and severe cases can lead to amputation.

If you have frostbite, the skin in that area may turn white or grayish-yellow. It may feel firm or waxy when you touch it. The area will also feel numb.

If you have symptoms of frostbite, seek medical care. But if immediate medical care isn't available, here are steps to take:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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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)