ICD-10-CM Code P14.3

Other brachial plexus birth injuries

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P14.3 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other brachial plexus birth injuries. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P14.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral brachial plexopathy of upper limbs, brachial plexopathy of left upper limb, brachial plexopathy of right upper limb, brachial plexus disorder, brachial plexus palsy due to birth trauma, injury to brachial plexus as birth trauma, etc

ICD-10:P14.3
Short Description:Other brachial plexus birth injuries
Long Description:Other brachial plexus birth injuries

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code P14.3 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Bilateral brachial plexopathy of upper limbs
  • Brachial plexopathy of left upper limb
  • Brachial plexopathy of right upper limb
  • Brachial plexus disorder
  • Brachial plexus palsy due to birth trauma
  • Injury to brachial plexus as birth trauma

Convert P14.3 to ICD-9

  • 767.6 - Brach plexus inj-birth (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Birth trauma (P10-P15)
      • Birth injury to peripheral nervous system (P14)

Code History

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

Information for Patients


Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that sends signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Damage to the brachial plexus can cause symptoms such as

  • A limp or paralyzed arm
  • Lack of muscle control in the arm, hand, or wrist
  • Lack of feeling or sensation in the arm or hand

Brachial plexus injuries can happen because of shoulder trauma, tumors, or inflammation. Sometimes they happen during childbirth when a baby's shoulders become stuck during delivery and the nerves stretch or tear.

Some brachial plexus injuries may heal without treatment. Many children who are injured during birth improve or recover by 3 to 4 months of age. Treatment includes physical therapy and, in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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Childbirth Problems

While childbirth usually goes well, complications can happen. They can cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Possible complications include

  • Preterm (premature) labor, when labor starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • Problems with the umbilical cord
  • Problems with the position of the baby, such as breech, in which the baby is going to come out feet first
  • Birth injuries

For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.


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