2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T33.539S

Superficial frostbite of unspecified finger(s), sequela

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • T33.539S 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 T33.539S became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T33.539S - other international versions of ICD-10 T33.539S may differ.
The following code(s) above T33.539S 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 T33.539S:
  • S00-T88
    2021 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
  • T33-T34
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range T33-T34

    Frostbite

    Type 2 Excludes
    • hypothermia and other effects of reduced temperature (T68, T69.-)
    Frostbite
  • T33
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T33

    Superficial frostbite

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • frostbite with partial thickness skin loss
    Superficial frostbite
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • T33.539S is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM T33.539S is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 922 Other injury, poisoning and toxic effect diagnoses with mcc
  • 923 Other injury, poisoning and toxic effect diagnoses without mcc

Convert T33.539S 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T33.539S
T33.531A …… initial encounter
T33.531D …… subsequent encounter
T33.531S …… sequela
T33.532 Superficial frostbite of left finger(s)
T33.532A …… initial encounter
T33.532D …… subsequent encounter
T33.532S …… sequela
T33.539 Superficial frostbite of unspecified finger(s)
T33.539A …… initial encounter
T33.539D …… subsequent encounter
T33.539S …… sequela
T33.6 Superficial frostbite of hip and thigh
T33.60 Superficial frostbite of unspecified hip and thigh
T33.60XA …… initial encounter
T33.60XD …… subsequent encounter
T33.60XS …… sequela
T33.61 Superficial frostbite of right hip and thigh
T33.61XA …… initial encounter
T33.61XD …… subsequent encounter
T33.61XS …… sequela
T33.62 Superficial frostbite of left hip and thigh

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