ICD-10-CM Code Y27

Contact with steam, hot vapors and hot objects, undetermined intent

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Y27 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contact with steam, hot vapors and hot objects, undetermined intent. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Y27
Short Description:Contact w steam, hot vapors and hot objects, undet intent
Long Description:Contact with steam, hot vapors and hot objects, undetermined intent

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Y27.0 - Contact with steam and hot vapors, undetermined intent
  • Y27.0XXA - Contact with steam and hot vapors, undetermined intent, initial encounter
  • Y27.0XXD - Contact with steam and hot vapors, undetermined intent, subsequent encounter
  • Y27.0XXS - Contact with steam and hot vapors, undetermined intent, sequela
  • Y27.1 - Contact with hot tap water, undetermined intent
  • Y27.1XXA - Contact with hot tap water, undetermined intent, initial encounter
  • Y27.1XXD - Contact with hot tap water, undetermined intent, subsequent encounter
  • Y27.1XXS - Contact with hot tap water, undetermined intent, sequela
  • Y27.2 - Contact with hot fluids, undetermined intent
  • Y27.2XXA - Contact with hot fluids, undetermined intent, initial encounter
  • Y27.2XXD - Contact with hot fluids, undetermined intent, subsequent encounter
  • Y27.2XXS - Contact with hot fluids, undetermined intent, sequela
  • Y27.3 - Contact with hot household appliance, undetermined intent
  • Y27.3XXA - Contact with hot household appliance, undetermined intent, initial encounter
  • Y27.3XXD - Contact with hot household appliance, undetermined intent, subsequent encounter
  • Y27.3XXS - Contact with hot household appliance, undetermined intent, sequela
  • Y27.8 - Contact with other hot objects, undetermined intent
  • Y27.8XXA - Contact with other hot objects, undetermined intent, initial encounter
  • Y27.8XXD - Contact with other hot objects, undetermined intent, subsequent encounter
  • Y27.8XXS - Contact with other hot objects, undetermined intent, sequela
  • Y27.9 - Contact with unspecified hot objects, undetermined intent
  • Y27.9XXA - Contact with unspecified hot objects, undetermined intent, initial encounter
  • Y27.9XXD - Contact with unspecified hot objects, undetermined intent, subsequent encounter
  • Y27.9XXS - Contact with unspecified hot objects, undetermined intent, 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 Y27:

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category Y27

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.
  • A - initial encounter
  • D - subsequent encounter
  • S - sequela

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Event of undetermined intent (Y21-Y33)
      • Contact w steam, hot vapors and hot objects, undet intent (Y27)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Burns

A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns. Another kind is an inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke.

There are three types of burns:

  • First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin
  • Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
  • Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath

Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock, and even death. They also can lead to infections because they damage your skin's protective barrier. Treatment for burns depends on the cause of the burn, how deep it is, and how much of the body it covers. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. For more serious burns, treatment may be needed to clean the wound, replace the skin, and make sure the patient has enough fluids and nutrition.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences


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