Valid for Submission
S00.419A is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of abrasion of unspecified ear, initial encounter. The code S00.419A 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 S00.419A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abrasion and/or friction burn of ear with infection, abrasion and/or friction burn of ear without infection, abrasion and/or friction burn of head and/or neck without infection, abrasion of ear region, excoriation of pinna , excoriation of skin, etc.
S00.419A is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like abrasion of unspecified ear. 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.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like S00.419A are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Abrasion and/or friction burn of ear with infection
- Abrasion and/or friction burn of ear without infection
- Abrasion and/or friction burn of head and/or neck without infection
- Abrasion of ear region
- Excoriation of pinna
- Excoriation of skin
- Scratch of ear region
- Scratch of head
- Scratch of head and neck
- Superficial injury of ear with infection
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert S00.419A to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S00.419A 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.
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Wounds and Injuries
Also called: Traumatic injuries
An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.
Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.
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