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ICD-10-CM Code T79.6
Traumatic ischemia of muscle

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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 Required
7th Character Required
Code requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code T79.6 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'traumatic ischemia of muscle' 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
A T79.6XXA initial encounter
D T79.6XXD subsequent encounter
S T79.6XXS sequela

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 T796 is used to code Contracture

A muscle contracture is a permanent shortening of a muscle or joint. It is usually in response to prolonged hypertonic spasticity in a concentrated muscle area, such as is seen in the tightest muscles of people with conditions like spastic cerebral palsy.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
MeSH Codes: D003286, D003286, D003286, D003286
ICD 9 Codes: 718.4, 727.81, 728.6, 958.6

Coding Notes for T79.6 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion 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.
Traumatic rhabdomyolysis
Volkmann's ischemic contracture
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Anterior tibial syndrome - instead, use code M76.8
Compartment syndrome (traumatic) - instead, use code T79.A-
Nontraumatic ischemia of muscle - instead, use code M62.2-

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Anterior shin splints (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for an external cause code
  • Episode of care information needed

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T79.6 - Traumatic ischemia of muscle'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T79.6. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Volkmann's ischemic contracture or paralysis(complicating trauma) (T79.6)

Parent Code: T79 - Certain early complications of trauma, not elsewhere classified

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/T796