Diagnosis Code for a Scar Contracture

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August 9, 2018

Question:
What ICD-10-CM diagnosis code do I report for a patient seen for a release of scar contracture of the flexor surface of the left elbow after healing of a third degree burn?

Answer:
You would report L90.5 (scar conditions and fibrosis of the skin) and T22.322S

(Burn of third degree of left elbow, sequela).  The condition you are treating is listed first with the sequela (late effect) reported as the secondary diagnosis.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 08/09/18.
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