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ICD-10-CM Code T81.32
Disruption of internal operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified

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 T81.32 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'disruption of internal operation (surgical) wound, nec' 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 T81.32XA initial encounter
D T81.32XD subsequent encounter
S T81.32XS 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

Coding Notes for T81.32 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.
Deep disruption or dehiscence of operation wound NOS
Disruption or dehiscence of closure of internal organ or other internal tissue
Disruption or dehiscence of closure of muscle or muscle flap
Disruption or dehiscence of closure of ribs or rib cage
Disruption or dehiscence of closure of skull or craniotomy
Disruption or dehiscence of closure of sternum or sternotomy
Disruption or dehiscence of closure of tendon or ligament
Disruption or dehiscence of closure of superficial or muscular fascia

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Dehiscence of internal surgical wound (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Episode of care information needed
  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
  • Possible requirement for an external cause code

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T81.32 - Disruption of internal operation (surgical) wound, not elsewhere classified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T81.32. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: T81.3 - Disruption of wound, not elsewhere classified

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