ICD-10-CM Code T85.612
Breakdown (mechanical) of permanent sutures
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 T85.612 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'breakdown (mechanical) of permanent sutures' 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
Coding Notes for T85.612 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Mechanical complication of permanent (wire) suture used in bone repair (T84.1-T84.2) - instead, use code T84.1-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T85.612 - Breakdown (mechanical) of permanent sutures'
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