2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T31

Burns classified according to extent of body surface involved

Note
  • This category is to be used as the primary code only when the site of the burn is unspecified. It should be used as a supplementary code with categories T20-T25
    ICD-10-CM Range T20-T25

    Burns and corrosions of external body surface, specified by site

    Includes
    • burns and corrosions of first degree [erythema]
    • burns and corrosions of second degree [blisters][epidermal loss]
    • burns and corrosions of third degree [deep necrosis of underlying tissue] [full- thickness skin loss]
    Use Additional
    • code from category T31 or T32 to identify extent of body surface involved
    • T20 Burn and corrosion of head, face, and ne...
    • T21 Burn and corrosion of trunk
    • T22 Burn and corrosion of shoulder and upper...
    • T23 Burn and corrosion of wrist and hand
    • T24 Burn and corrosion of lower limb, except...
    • T25 Burn and corrosion of ankle and foot
    when the site is specified.
The following code(s) above T31 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to T31:
  • S00-T88
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T31
T28.919A …… initial encounter
T28.919D …… subsequent encounter
T28.919S …… sequela
T28.99 Corrosions of other internal organs
T28.99XA …… initial encounter
T28.99XD …… subsequent encounter
T28.99XS …… sequela
T30 Burn and corrosion, body region unspecified
T30.0 Burn of unspecified body region, unspecified degree
T30.4 Corrosion of unspecified body region, unspecified degree
T31 Burns classified according to extent of body surface involved
T31.0 Burns involving less than 10% of body surface
T31.1 Burns involving 10-19% of body surface
T31.10 …… with 0% to 9% third degree burns
T31.11 …… with 10-19% third degree burns
T31.2 Burns involving 20-29% of body surface
T31.20 …… with 0% to 9% third degree burns
T31.21 …… with 10-19% third degree burns
T31.22 …… with 20-29% third degree burns
T31.3 Burns involving 30-39% of body surface
T31.30 …… with 0% to 9% third degree burns

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.