ICD-10-CM Code T67.1
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
7th Character RequiredCode requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
ICD Code T67.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'heat syncope' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:
|7th Digit||Billable Code||7th Digit Specifies|
What is 7th Character Extension?For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info
The ICD code T671 is used to code Heat syncope
Heat syncope is fainting or dizziness as a result of overheating (syncope is the medical term for fainting). It is a type of heat illness. The basic symptom of heat syncope is fainting, with or without mental confusion. Heat syncope is caused by peripheral vessel dilation, resulting in diminished blood flow to the heart and dehydration.
|ICD 9 Code:||992.1|
A Boy Scout at the 1948 Olympic Games faints in the intense heat
Coding Notes for T67.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Heat collapse
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Heat syncope (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
- Episode of care information needed
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T67.1 - Heat syncope'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T67.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.