2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T30.0

Burn of unspecified body region, unspecified degree

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • T30.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM T30.0 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T30.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 T30.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • This code is not for inpatient use. Code to specified site and degree of burns
  • Burn NOS
  • Multiple burns NOS
The following code(s) above T30.0 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 T30.0:
  • S00-T88
    2021 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Burn
Clinical Information
  • 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. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. After a third-degree burn, you need skin or synthetic grafts to cover exposed tissue and encourage new skin to grow. First- and second-degree burns usually heal without grafts. nih: national institute of general medical sciences
  • A finding of impaired integrity to the anatomic site of an adverse thermal reaction. Burns can be caused by exposure to chemicals, direct heat, electricity, flames and radiation. The extent of damage depends on the length and intensity of exposure and time until provision of treatment.
  • A traumatic injury involving interruption of tissue cohesiveness that results from exposure to caustic chemicals, extreme heat, extreme cold or excessive radiation.
  • Damage inflicted on any part of an organism as the direct or indirect result of exposure to steam, chemicals, heat, flame, electricity or the like, with or without disruption of structural continuity; for burns due to overexposure to the sun use sunburn.
  • Generic burn injury, including that due to excessive heat, as well as cauterization, friction, electricity, radiation, sunlight, and other causes
  • Injuries to tissues caused by contact with heat, steam, chemicals (burns, chemical), electricity (burns, electric), or the like.
  • Injury to tissues caused by contact with dry heat, moist heat, flames, chemicals, electricity, friction or radiant and electromagnetic energy. A first degree burn is associated with redness, a second degree burn with vesication and a third degree burn with necrosis through the entire skin.
ICD-10-CM T30.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 935 Non-extensive burns

Convert T30.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to T30.0:
  • Burn (electricity) (flame) (hot gas, liquid or hot object) (radiation) (steam) (thermal) T30.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T30.0
T28.912S …… sequela
T28.919 Corrosions of unspecified ear drum
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

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