2021 ICD-10-CM Code T69.01

Immersion hand

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

T69.01 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of immersion hand. 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:T69.01
Short Description:Immersion hand
Long Description:Immersion hand

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Immersion hand

Header codes like T69.01 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 immersion hand:

  • T69.011 - ... right hand
  • T69.011A - ... right hand, initial encounter
  • T69.011D - ... right hand, subsequent encounter
  • T69.011S - ... right hand, sequela
  • T69.012 - ... left hand
  • T69.012A - ... left hand, initial encounter
  • T69.012D - ... left hand, subsequent encounter
  • T69.012S - ... left hand, sequela
  • T69.019 - ... unspecified hand
  • T69.019A - ... unspecified hand, initial encounter
  • T69.019D - ... unspecified hand, subsequent encounter
  • T69.019S - ... unspecified hand, sequela

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 T69.01 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Hypothermia

Also called: Cold-related illness

Cold weather can affect your body in different ways. You can get frostbite, which is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. Your body can also lose heat faster than you can produce it. That can cause hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. It can make you sleepy, confused, and clumsy. Because it happens gradually and affects your thinking, you may not realize you need help. That makes it especially dangerous. A body temperature below 95° F is a medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated promptly.

Anyone who spends much time outdoors in cold weather can get hypothermia. You can also get it from being cold and wet, or under cold water for too long. Babies and old people are especially at risk. Babies can get it from sleeping in a cold room.

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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)