Not Valid for Submission
T69.02 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 foot. 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.
Specific Coding for Immersion foot
Header codes like T69.02 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 foot:
- T69.021 - ... right foot
- T69.021A - ... right foot, initial encounter
- T69.021D - ... right foot, subsequent encounter
- T69.021S - ... right foot, sequela
- T69.022 - ... left foot
- T69.022A - ... left foot, initial encounter
- T69.022D - ... left foot, subsequent encounter
- T69.022S - ... left foot, sequela
- T69.029 - ... unspecified foot
- T69.029A - ... unspecified foot, initial encounter
- T69.029D - ... unspecified foot, subsequent encounter
- T69.029S - ... unspecified foot, 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 T69.02:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Trench foot
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 T69.02 are found in the index:
- - Maceration, wet feet, tropical (syndrome) - T69.02
- IMMERSION FOOT-. a condition of the feet produced by prolonged exposure of the feet to water. exposure for 48 hours or more to warm water causes tropical immersion foot or warm water immersion foot common in vietnam where troops were exposed to prolonged or repeated wading in paddy fields or streams. trench foot results from prolonged exposure to cold without actual freezing. it was common in trench warfare during world war i when soldiers stood sometimes for hours in trenches with a few inches of cold water in them. andrews' diseases of the skin 8th ed p27
Information for Patients
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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- How to prevent frostbite and hypothermia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hypothermia (Medical Encyclopedia)
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