2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.A29D

Traumatic compartment syndrome of unspecified lower extremity, subsequent encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • T79.A29D 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 lower extremity, subs
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM T79.A29D became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T79.A29D - other international versions of ICD-10 T79.A29D may differ.
The following code(s) above T79.A29D 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.A29D:
  • 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.A2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.A2

    Traumatic compartment syndrome of lower extremity

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Traumatic compartment syndrome of hip, buttock, thigh, leg, foot, and toes
    Traumatic compartment syndrome of lower extremity
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.
  • T79.A29D is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM T79.A29D is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 949 Aftercare with cc/mcc
  • 950 Aftercare without cc/mcc

Convert T79.A29D 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.A29D
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
T79.A22S …… sequela
T79.A29 Traumatic compartment syndrome of unspecified lower extremity
T79.A29A …… initial encounter
T79.A29D …… subsequent encounter
T79.A29S …… sequela
T79.A3 Traumatic compartment syndrome of abdomen
T79.A3XA …… initial encounter
T79.A3XD …… subsequent encounter
T79.A3XS …… sequela
T79.A9 Traumatic compartment syndrome of other sites
T79.A9XA …… initial encounter
T79.A9XD …… subsequent encounter
T79.A9XS …… sequela
T79.8 Other early complications of trauma

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