ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S60.359D

Superficial foreign body of unspecified thumb, subs encntr

Diagnosis Code S60.359D

ICD-10: S60.359D
Short Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified thumb, subs encntr
Long Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S60.359D

Valid for Submission
The code S60.359D is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Superficial injury of wrist, hand and fingers (S60)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S60.359D is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code S60.359D is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Foreign body in thumb
  • Foreign body of skin of thumb
  • Splinter in hand
  • Splinter in skin
  • Wood splinter in hand
  • Wood splinter in thumb
  • Wood splinter under thumbnail

Information for Patients

Foreign Bodies

If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.

Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.

  • Bezoar (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye - foreign object in (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia)

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