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ICD-10-CM Code T88.9
Complication of surgical and medical care, unspecified

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 T88.9 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'complication of surgical and medical care, unspecified' 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 T88.9XXA initial encounter
D T88.9XXD subsequent encounter
S T88.9XXS 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 T88 is used to code Injury

Injury is damage to the body. This maybe caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and other causes.

MeSH Codes: D014947, D014947
ICD 9 Codes: 800, 999

The knee of a person is examined with the help of radiography after an injury.

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

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

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T88.9 - Complication of surgical and medical care, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T88.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: T88 - Other complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/T889