T69.01 - Immersion hand

Version 2023
ICD-10:T69.01
Short Description:Immersion hand
Long Description:Immersion hand
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Other and unspecified effects of external causes (T66-T78)
      • Other effects of reduced temperature (T69)

T69.01 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of immersion hand. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Other effects of reduced temperature (T69). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Immersion hand

Non-specific 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:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T69.011 for Immersion hand, right hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T69.011A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T69.011D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T69.011S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T69.012 for Immersion hand, left hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T69.012A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T69.012D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T69.012S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T69.019 for Immersion hand, unspecified hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T69.019A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T69.019D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T69.019S for sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Patient Education


Hypothermia

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 (35 °C) 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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