ICD-10-CM Code Y63.5

Inappropriate temperature in local application and packing

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Y63.5 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of inappropriate temperature in local application and packing. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Y63.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like inappropriate temperature in local application / packing or local application / packing too cold or local application / packing too hot.

ICD-10:Y63.5
Short Description:Inappropriate temperature in local application and packing
Long Description:Inappropriate temperature in local application and packing

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y63.5 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Burn, burned, burning(accidental) (by) (from) (on)
      • heat
        • in local application or packing during medical or surgical procedure
    • Burn, burned, burning(accidental) (by) (from) (on)
      • local application of externally applied substance in medical or surgical care
    • Burn, burned, burning(accidental) (by) (from) (on)
      • medicament, externally applied
    • Burn, burned, burning(accidental) (by) (from) (on)
      • therapeutic misadventure
        • heat in local application or packing during medical or surgical procedure
    • Heat(effects of) (excessive)
      • inappropriate in local application or packing in medical or surgical procedure
    • Misadventure(s) to patient(s) during surgical or medical care
      • failure
        • in dosage
          • inappropriate temperature (too hot or too cold) in local application and packing
    • Misadventure(s) to patient(s) during surgical or medical care
      • inappropriate
        • temperature (too hot or too cold) in local application or packing
    • Scald, scalding(accidental) (by) (from) (in)
      • local application of externally applied substance in medical or surgical care

Synonyms

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

  • Inappropriate temperature in local application / packing
  • Local application / packing too cold
  • Local application / packing too hot

Convert Y63.5 to ICD-9

  • E873.5 - Wrng temp in applic/pack

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Complications of medical and surgical care (Y62-Y84)
      • Failure in dosage during surgical and medical care (Y63)

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