2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.31XA

Disruption of external operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • T81.31XA is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Disruption of external operation (surgical) wound, NEC, init
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM T81.31XA became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T81.31XA - other international versions of ICD-10 T81.31XA may differ.
The following code(s) above T81.31XA 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 T81.31XA:
  • S00-T88
    2019 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
  • T80-T88
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range T80-T88

    Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified

    Type 2 Excludes
    • any encounters with medical care for postprocedural conditions in which no complications are present, such as:
    • artificial opening status (Z93.-)
    • closure of external stoma (Z43.-)
    • fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device (Z44.-)
    • burns and corrosions from local applications and irradiation (T20-T32)
    • complications of surgical procedures during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • mechanical complication of respirator [ventilator] (J95.850)
    • poisoning and toxic effects of drugs and chemicals (T36-T65 with fifth or sixth character 1-4 or 6)
    • postprocedural fever (R50.82)
    • specified complications classified elsewhere, such as:
    • cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture (G97.0)
    • colostomy malfunction (K94.0-)
    • disorders of fluid and electrolyte imbalance (E86-E87)
    • functional disturbances following cardiac surgery (I97.0-I97.1)
    • intraoperative and postprocedural complications of specified body systems (D78.-, E36.-, E89.-, G97.3-, G97.4, H59.3-, H59.-, H95.2-, H95.3, I97.4-, I97.5, J95.6-, J95.7, K91.6-, L76.-, M96.-, N99.-)
    • ostomy complications (J95.0-, K94.-, N99.5-)
    • postgastric surgery syndromes (K91.1)
    • postlaminectomy syndrome NEC (M96.1)
    • postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome (I97.2)
    • postsurgical blind-loop syndrome (K91.2)
    • ventilator associated pneumonia (J95.851)
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified
  • T81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81

    Complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    Complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified
  • T81.3
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.3

    Disruption of wound, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Disruption of any suture materials or other closure methods
    Type 1 Excludes
    • breakdown (mechanical) of permanent sutures (T85.612)
    • displacement of permanent sutures (T85.622)
    • disruption of cesarean delivery wound (O90.0)
    • disruption of perineal obstetric wound (O90.1)
    • mechanical complication of permanent sutures NEC (T85.692)
    Disruption of wound, not elsewhere classified
  • T81.31
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.31

    Disruption of external operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Dehiscence of operation wound NOS
    • Disruption of operation wound NOS
    • Disruption or dehiscence of closure of cornea
    • Disruption or dehiscence of closure of mucosa
    • Disruption or dehiscence of closure of skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Full-thickness skin disruption or dehiscence
    • Superficial disruption or dehiscence of operation wound
    Type 1 Excludes
    • dehiscence of amputation stump (T87.81)
    Disruption of external operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Dehiscence of external surgical incision
  • Dehiscence of external surgical operative incision
  • Dehiscence of surgical wound
  • Disruption of operative wound
ICD-10-CM T81.31XA is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 919 Complications of treatment with mcc
  • 920 Complications of treatment with cc
  • 921 Complications of treatment without cc/mcc

Convert T81.31XA 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T81.31XA
T81.19 Other postprocedural shock
T81.19XA …… initial encounter
T81.19XD …… subsequent encounter
T81.19XS …… sequela
T81.3 Disruption of wound, not elsewhere classified
T81.30 Disruption of wound, unspecified
T81.30XA …… initial encounter
T81.30XD …… subsequent encounter
T81.30XS …… sequela
T81.31 Disruption of external operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
T81.31XA …… initial encounter
T81.31XD …… subsequent encounter
T81.31XS …… sequela
T81.32 Disruption of internal operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified
T81.32XA …… initial encounter
T81.32XD …… subsequent encounter
T81.32XS …… sequela
T81.33 Disruption of traumatic injury wound repair
T81.33XA …… initial encounter
T81.33XD …… subsequent encounter
T81.33XS …… sequela

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