Necrosis of burned skin should be coded as a non healed burn 4 Infected burn

Necrosis of burned skin should be coded as a non

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Necrosis of burned skin should be coded as a non-healed burn. 4) Infected burn For any documented infected burn site, use an additional code for the infection. 5) Assign separate codes for each burn site When coding burns, assign separate codes for each burn site. Category T30, Burn and corrosion, body region unspecified is extremely vague and should rarely be used. 6) Burns and corrosions classified according to extent of body surface involved Assign codes from category T31, Burns classified according to extent of body surface involved, or T32, Corrosions classified according to extent of Female patient fell during a forest hiking excursion almost six months ago and until recently did not feel she needed to seek medical attention for her left ankle pain; x-rays show nonunion of lateral malleolus and surgery has been scheduled S82.62XA Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, initial encounter for closed fracture W01.0XXA Fall on same level from slipping, tripping and stumbling without subsequent striking against object, initial encounter Y92.821 Forest as place of occurrence of the external cause Y93.01 Activity, walking, marching and hiking Y99.8 Other external cause status Explanation: A seventh character of A is used for the lateral malleolus nonunion fracture to signify that the fracture is receiving active treatment. The delayed care for the fracture has resulted in a nonunion, but capturing the nonunion in the seventh character is trumped by the provision of active care. Patient admitted with minor first-degree burns to multiple sites of her right and left hands as well as severe smoke inhalation. While she was sleeping at home, a candle on her dresser lit the bedroom curtains on fire. T59.811A Toxic effect of smoke, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter J70.5 Respiratory conditions due to smoke inhalation T23.191A Burn of first degree of multiple sites of right wrist and hand, initial encounter T23.192A Burn of first degree of multiple sites of left wrist and hand, initial encounter X08.8XXA Exposure to other specified smoke, fire and flames, initial encounter Y92.003 Bedroom of unspecified non-institutional (private) residence as the place of occurrence of the external cause Y93.84 Activity, sleeping Explanation: Based on the documentation, the inhalation injury is more severe than the first-degree burns and is sequenced first. The burns to the hands are appended as secondary diagnoses. 1 0 -year-old male patient is admitted for third-degree burns of his right palm and second-degree burns of multiple right fingers; right thumb not affected T23.351A Burn of third degree of right palm, initial encounter Explanation: Although there is a code for second-degree burns of multiple fingers, not including the thumb (T23.131-), this code falls in the same three-digit category that the third-degree burn of the right palm falls under, category T23. Only the subcategory identifying the highest degree is captured when different burn degrees are classified to a single category.
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