T69.029 - Immersion foot, unspecified foot

Version 2023
ICD-10:T69.029
Short Description:Immersion foot, unspecified foot
Long Description:Immersion foot, unspecified foot
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)

T69.029 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 foot, unspecified foot. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like T69.029 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.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Clinical Information

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 foot, unspecified foot

Non-specific codes like T69.029 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, unspecified foot:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T69.029A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T69.029D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T69.029S for sequela

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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