2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T68.XXXA

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Hypothermia, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Billable/Specific Code
  • T68.XXXA is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM T68.XXXA became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T68.XXXA - other international versions of ICD-10 T68.XXXA may differ.
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
    2023 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 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 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
  • Hypothermia
ICD-10-CM T68.XXXA is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v40.0):
  • 922 Other injury, poisoning and toxic effect diagnoses with mcc
  • 923 Other injury, poisoning and toxic effect diagnoses without mcc

Convert T68.XXXA 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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change
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

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