2021 ICD-10-CM Code M84.542A

Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left hand, initial encounter for fracture

Version 2021
Billable Code
7th Character Code
Initial Code
MS-DRG Mapping

Valid for Submission

M84.542A is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left hand, initial encounter for fracture. The code M84.542A is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code M84.542A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like neoplasm of bone of left hand, pathological fracture - hand, pathological fracture of hand due to neoplastic disease, pathological fracture of left hand or pathological fracture of left hand due to neoplastic disease.

M84.542A is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like pathological fracture in neoplastic disease left hand for fracture. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.

ICD-10:M84.542A
Short Description:Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left hand, init
Long Description:Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left hand, initial encounter for fracture

Code Classification

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Convert M84.542A to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code M84.542A its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Information for Patients


Fractures

Also called: Broken bone

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.


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Hand Injuries and Disorders

No matter how old you are or what you do for a living, you are always using your hands. When there is something wrong with them, you may not be able to do your regular activities.

Hand problems include


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)