2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.A19A

Traumatic compartment syndrome of unspecified upper extremity, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • T79.A19A is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Traumatic compartment syndrome of unsp upper extremity, init
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM T79.A19A became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T79.A19A - other international versions of ICD-10 T79.A19A may differ.
The following code(s) above T79.A19A 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.A19A:
  • S00-T88
    2020 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
  • T79
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79

    Certain early complications of trauma, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute respiratory distress syndrome (J80)
    • complications occurring during or following medical procedures (T80-T88)
    • complications of surgical and medical care NEC (T80-T88)
    • newborn respiratory distress syndrome (P22.0)
    Certain early complications of trauma, not elsewhere classified
  • T79.A
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.A

    Traumatic compartment syndrome

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fibromyalgia (M79.7)
    • nontraumatic compartment syndrome (M79.A-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • traumatic ischemic infarction of muscle (T79.6)
    Traumatic compartment syndrome
  • T79.A1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.A1

    Traumatic compartment syndrome of upper extremity

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Traumatic compartment syndrome of shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist, hand, and fingers
    Traumatic compartment syndrome of upper extremity
ICD-10-CM T79.A19A is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 922 Other injury, poisoning and toxic effect diagnoses with mcc
  • 923 Other injury, poisoning and toxic effect diagnoses without mcc
  • 955 Craniotomy for multiple significant trauma
  • 956 Limb reattachment, hip and femur procedures for multiple significant trauma
  • 957 Other o.r. Procedures for multiple significant trauma with mcc
  • 958 Other o.r. Procedures for multiple significant trauma with cc
  • 959 Other o.r. Procedures for multiple significant trauma without cc/mcc
  • 963 Other multiple significant trauma with mcc
  • 964 Other multiple significant trauma with cc
  • 965 Other multiple significant trauma without cc/mcc

Convert T79.A19A 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T79.A19A
T79.A1 Traumatic compartment syndrome of upper extremity
T79.A11 Traumatic compartment syndrome of right upper extremity
T79.A11A …… initial encounter
T79.A11D …… subsequent encounter
T79.A11S …… sequela
T79.A12 Traumatic compartment syndrome of left upper extremity
T79.A12A …… initial encounter
T79.A12D …… subsequent encounter
T79.A12S …… sequela
T79.A19 Traumatic compartment syndrome of unspecified upper extremity
T79.A19A …… initial encounter
T79.A19D …… subsequent encounter
T79.A19S …… sequela
T79.A2 Traumatic compartment syndrome of lower extremity
T79.A21 Traumatic compartment syndrome of right lower extremity
T79.A21A …… initial encounter
T79.A21D …… subsequent encounter
T79.A21S …… sequela
T79.A22 Traumatic compartment syndrome of left lower extremity
T79.A22A …… initial encounter
T79.A22D …… subsequent encounter

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