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ICD-10-CM Code X77.9
Intentional self-harm by unspecified hot objects

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 X77.9 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'intentional self-harm by unspecified hot objects' 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 X77.9XXA initial encounter
D X77.9XXD subsequent encounter
S X77.9XXS 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

ICD-10-CM External Cause Index References for 'X77.9 - Intentional self-harm by unspecified hot objects'

The ICD-10-CM External Cause Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code X77.9. Click on any term below to browse the external cause index.


Parent Code: X77 - Intentional self-harm by steam, hot vapors and hot objects

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/X779