2021 ICD-10-CM Code S02.129B

Fracture of orbital roof, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture

Version 2021
Billable Code
7th Character Code
Unspecified Code
Initial Code

Valid for Submission

S02.129B is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of fracture of orbital roof, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture. The code S02.129B 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 S02.129B might also be used to specify conditions or terms like fracture of orbital roof.

S02.129B is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like fracture of orbital roof unspecified side for open 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like S02.129B 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.

ICD-10:S02.129B
Short Description:Fracture of orbital roof, unspecified side, 7thB
Long Description:Fracture of orbital roof, unspecified side, initial encounter for open 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:

Replacement Code

S02129B replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

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