2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79

Certain early complications of trauma, not elsewhere classified

Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (T79) and the excluded code together.
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J80

    Acute respiratory distress syndrome

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Acute respiratory distress syndrome in adult or child
    • Adult hyaline membrane disease
    Type 1 Excludes
    • respiratory distress syndrome in newborn (perinatal) (P22.0)
    J80
    )
  • complications occurring during or following medical procedures (T80-T88
    ICD-10-CM Range T80-T88

    Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified

    Type 2 Excludes
    • any encounters with medical care for postprocedural conditions in which no complications are present, such as:
    • artificial opening status (Z93.-)
    • closure of external stoma (Z43.-)
    • fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device (Z44.-)
    • burns and corrosions from local applications and irradiation (T20-T32)
    • complications of surgical procedures during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • mechanical complication of respirator [ventilator] (J95.850)
    • poisoning and toxic effects of drugs and chemicals (T36-T65 with fifth or sixth character 1-4 or 6)
    • postprocedural fever (R50.82)
    • specified complications classified elsewhere, such as:
    • cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture (G97.0)
    • colostomy malfunction (K94.0-)
    • disorders of fluid and electrolyte imbalance (E86-E87)
    • functional disturbances following cardiac surgery (I97.0-I97.1)
    • intraoperative and postprocedural complications of specified body systems (D78.-, E36.-, E89.-, G97.3-, G97.4, H59.3-, H59.-, H95.2-, H95.3, I97.4-, I97.5, J95.6-, J95.7, K91.6-, L76.-, M96.-, N99.-)
    • ostomy complications (J95.0-, K94.-, N99.5-)
    • postgastric surgery syndromes (K91.1)
    • postlaminectomy syndrome NEC (M96.1)
    • postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome (I97.2)
    • postsurgical blind-loop syndrome (K91.2)
    • ventilator associated pneumonia (J95.851)
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    • T80 Complications following infusion, transf...
    • T81 Complications of procedures, not elsewhe...
    • T82 Complications of cardiac and vascular pr...
    • T83 Complications of genitourinary prostheti...
    • T84 Complications of internal orthopedic pro...
    • T85 Complications of other internal prosthet...
    • T86 Complications of transplanted organs and...
    • T87 Complications peculiar to reattachment a...
    • T88 Other complications of surgical and medi...
    )
  • complications of surgical and medical care NEC (T80-T88
    ICD-10-CM Range T80-T88

    Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified

    Type 2 Excludes
    • any encounters with medical care for postprocedural conditions in which no complications are present, such as:
    • artificial opening status (Z93.-)
    • closure of external stoma (Z43.-)
    • fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device (Z44.-)
    • burns and corrosions from local applications and irradiation (T20-T32)
    • complications of surgical procedures during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • mechanical complication of respirator [ventilator] (J95.850)
    • poisoning and toxic effects of drugs and chemicals (T36-T65 with fifth or sixth character 1-4 or 6)
    • postprocedural fever (R50.82)
    • specified complications classified elsewhere, such as:
    • cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture (G97.0)
    • colostomy malfunction (K94.0-)
    • disorders of fluid and electrolyte imbalance (E86-E87)
    • functional disturbances following cardiac surgery (I97.0-I97.1)
    • intraoperative and postprocedural complications of specified body systems (D78.-, E36.-, E89.-, G97.3-, G97.4, H59.3-, H59.-, H95.2-, H95.3, I97.4-, I97.5, J95.6-, J95.7, K91.6-, L76.-, M96.-, N99.-)
    • ostomy complications (J95.0-, K94.-, N99.5-)
    • postgastric surgery syndromes (K91.1)
    • postlaminectomy syndrome NEC (M96.1)
    • postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome (I97.2)
    • postsurgical blind-loop syndrome (K91.2)
    • ventilator associated pneumonia (J95.851)
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    • T80 Complications following infusion, transf...
    • T81 Complications of procedures, not elsewhe...
    • T82 Complications of cardiac and vascular pr...
    • T83 Complications of genitourinary prostheti...
    • T84 Complications of internal orthopedic pro...
    • T85 Complications of other internal prosthet...
    • T86 Complications of transplanted organs and...
    • T87 Complications peculiar to reattachment a...
    • T88 Other complications of surgical and medi...
    )
  • newborn respiratory distress syndrome (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P22.0

    Respiratory distress syndrome of newborn

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Applicable To
    • Cardiorespiratory distress syndrome of newborn
    • Hyaline membrane disease
    • Idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome [IRDS or RDS] of newborn
    • Pulmonary hypoperfusion syndrome
    • Respiratory distress syndrome, type I
    P22.0
    )
The following code(s) above T79 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 T79:
  • 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 T79
T78.41XD …… subsequent encounter
T78.41XS …… sequela
T78.49 Other allergy
T78.49XA …… initial encounter
T78.49XD …… subsequent encounter
T78.49XS …… sequela
T78.8 Other adverse effects, not elsewhere classified
T78.8XXA …… initial encounter
T78.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
T78.8XXS …… sequela
T79 Certain early complications of trauma, not elsewhere classified
T79.0 Air embolism (traumatic)
T79.0XXA …… initial encounter
T79.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
T79.0XXS …… sequela
T79.1 Fat embolism (traumatic)
T79.1XXA …… initial encounter
T79.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
T79.1XXS …… sequela
T79.2 Traumatic secondary and recurrent hemorrhage and seroma
T79.2XXA …… initial encounter

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