2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y27.2

Contact with hot fluids, undetermined intent

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Y27.2 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM Y27.2 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Y27.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 Y27.2 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • Y27.2 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above Y27.2 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 Y27.2:
  • V00-Y99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range V00-Y99

    External causes of morbidity

    Note
    • This chapter permits the classification of environmental events and circumstances as the cause of injury, and other adverse effects. Where a code from this section is applicable, it is intended that it shall be used secondary to a code from another chapter of the Classification indicating the nature of the condition. Most often, the condition will be classifiable to Chapter 19, Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88). Other conditions that may be stated to be due to external causes are classified in Chapters I to XVIII. For these conditions, codes from Chapter 20 should be used to provide additional information as to the cause of the condition.
    External causes of morbidity
  • Y21-Y33
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range Y21-Y33

    Event of undetermined intent

    Applicable To
    • Undetermined intent is only for use when there is specific documentation in the record that the intent of the injury cannot be determined. If no such documentation is present, code to accidental (unintentional)
    Event of undetermined intent
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

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to Y27.2:
  • Burn, burned, burning (accidental) (by) (from) (on)
    • liquid (boiling) (hot) X12
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X12

      Contact with other hot fluids

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Contact with water heated on stove
      Type 1 Excludes
      • hot (liquid) metals (X18)
      • stated as undetermined whether accidental or intentional Y27.2
    • substance (hot) X19
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X19

      Contact with other heat and hot substances

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Type 1 Excludes
      • objects that are not normally hot, e.g., an object made hot by a house fire (X00-X08)
      • boiling X12
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X12

        Contact with other hot fluids

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Contact with water heated on stove
        Type 1 Excludes
        • hot (liquid) metals (X18)
        • stated as undetermined whether accidental or intentional Y27.2
  • Contact (accidental)
    • with
      • boiling water X12
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X12

        Contact with other hot fluids

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Contact with water heated on stove
        Type 1 Excludes
        • hot (liquid) metals (X18)
        • stated as undetermined whether accidental or intentional Y27.2
      • hot
        • fluids NEC X12
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X12

          Contact with other hot fluids

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
          Applicable To
          • Contact with water heated on stove
          Type 1 Excludes
          • hot (liquid) metals (X18)
          • undetermined whether accidental or intentional Y27.2
        • liquid NEC X12
          - see also Burn
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X12

          Contact with other hot fluids

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
          Applicable To
          • Contact with water heated on stove
          Type 1 Excludes
          • hot (liquid) metals (X18)
          • stated as undetermined whether accidental or intentional Y27.2
        • tap-water X11.8
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X11.8

          Contact with other hot tap-water

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
          Applicable To
          • Contact with hot water in bucket
          • Contact with hot tap-water NOS
          • heated on stove X12
            ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X12

            Contact with other hot fluids

              2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
            Applicable To
            • Contact with water heated on stove
            Type 1 Excludes
            • hot (liquid) metals (X18)
            • stated as undetermined whether accidental or intentional Y27.2
        • water (tap) X11.8
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X11.8

          Contact with other hot tap-water

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
          Applicable To
          • Contact with hot water in bucket
          • Contact with hot tap-water NOS
          • boiling X12
            ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X12

            Contact with other hot fluids

              2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
            Applicable To
            • Contact with water heated on stove
            Type 1 Excludes
            • hot (liquid) metals (X18)
            • stated as undetermined whether accidental or intentional Y27.2
          • heated on stove X12
            ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X12

            Contact with other hot fluids

              2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
            Applicable To
            • Contact with water heated on stove
            Type 1 Excludes
            • hot (liquid) metals (X18)
            • stated as undetermined whether accidental or intentional Y27.2
  • Scald, scalding (accidental) (by) (from) (in) X19
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X19

    Contact with other heat and hot substances

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • objects that are not normally hot, e.g., an object made hot by a house fire (X00-X08)
    • liquid (boiling) (hot) X12
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X12

      Contact with other hot fluids

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Contact with water heated on stove
      Type 1 Excludes
      • hot (liquid) metals (X18)
      • stated as undetermined whether accidental or intentional Y27.2
  • Undetermined intent (contact) (exposure)
    • hot object Y27.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y27.9

      Contact with unspecified hot objects, undetermined intent

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • fluid NEC Y27.2

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Y27.2
Y26.XXXS Exposure to smoke, fire and flames, undetermined intent, sequela
Y27 Contact with steam, hot vapors and hot objects, undetermined intent
Y27.0 Contact with steam and hot vapors, undetermined intent
Y27.0XXA …… initial encounter
Y27.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
Y27.0XXS …… sequela
Y27.1 Contact with hot tap water, undetermined intent
Y27.1XXA …… initial encounter
Y27.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
Y27.1XXS …… sequela
Y27.2 Contact with hot fluids, undetermined intent
Y27.2XXA …… initial encounter
Y27.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
Y27.2XXS …… sequela
Y27.3 Contact with hot household appliance, undetermined intent
Y27.3XXA …… initial encounter
Y27.3XXD …… subsequent encounter
Y27.3XXS …… sequela
Y27.8 Contact with other hot objects, undetermined intent
Y27.8XXA …… initial encounter
Y27.8XXD …… subsequent encounter

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