2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T68.XXXA

Hypothermia, initial encounter

The following code(s) above T68.XXXA 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 T68.XXXA:
  • S00-T88
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    • 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
  • T68
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T68


      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Accidental hypothermia
    • Hypothermia NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • hypothermia following anesthesia (T88.51)
    • hypothermia not associated with low environmental temperature (R68.0)
    • hypothermia of newborn (P80.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify source of exposure:
    • Exposure to excessive cold of man-made origin (W93)
    • Exposure to excessive cold of natural origin (X31)
Approximate Synonyms ICD-10-CM T68.XXXA is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):

Convert T68.XXXA to ICD-9-CM

Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T68.XXXA
T67.7XXS …… sequela
T67.8 Other effects of heat and light
T67.8XXA …… initial encounter
T67.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
T67.8XXS …… sequela
T67.9 Effect of heat and light, unspecified
T67.9XXA …… initial encounter
T67.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
T67.9XXS …… sequela
T68 Hypothermia
T68.XXXA Hypothermia, initial encounter
T68.XXXD Hypothermia, subsequent encounter
T68.XXXS Hypothermia, sequela
T69 Other effects of reduced temperature
T69.0 Immersion hand and foot
T69.01 Immersion hand
T69.011 Immersion hand, right hand
T69.011A …… initial encounter
T69.011D …… subsequent encounter
T69.011S …… sequela
T69.012 Immersion hand, left hand

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