Valid for Submission
X18.XXXS is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of contact with other hot metals, sequela. The code X18.XXXS is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code X18.XXXS might also be used to specify conditions or terms like burning due to contact with hot liquids in industry, burning due to contact with hot metal objects or burning due to contact with molten metal.
X18.XXXS is a sequela code, includes a 7th character and should be used for complications that arise as a direct result of a condition like contact with other hot metals. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "sequela" code should be used for chronic or residual conditions that are complications of an initial acute disease, illness or injury. The most common sequela is pain. Usually, two diagnosis codes are needed when reporting sequela. The first code describes the nature of the sequela while the second code describes the sequela or late effect.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Burning due to contact with hot liquids in industry
- Burning due to contact with hot metal objects
- Burning due to contact with molten metal
Convert X18.XXXS to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code X18.XXXS its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.