2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y27.8

Contact with other hot objects, undetermined intent

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Y27.8 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 Y27.8 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Y27.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 Y27.8 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • Y27.8 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
The following code(s) above Y27.8 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 Y27.8:
  • 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 Y27.8:
  • Burn, burned, burning (accidental) (by) (from) (on)
    • steam X13.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X13.1

      Other contact with steam and other hot vapors

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • pipe X16
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code X16

        Contact with hot heating appliances, radiators and pipes

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        Type 1 Excludes
        • contact with powered appliances (W29.-)
        • exposure to controlled fire in building or structure due to appliance (X02.8)
        • exposure to industrial appliances electrical current (W86.1)
        • stated as undetermined whether accidental or intentional Y27.8
  • 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)
    • stated as undetermined whether accidental or intentional Y27.8
  • 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
      • specified object NEC Y27.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Y27.8
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
Y27.8XXS …… sequela
Y27.9 Contact with unspecified hot objects, undetermined intent
Y27.9XXA …… initial encounter
Y27.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
Y27.9XXS …… sequela
Y28 Contact with sharp object, undetermined intent
Y28.0 Contact with sharp glass, undetermined intent
Y28.0XXA …… initial encounter

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