Valid for Submission
S02.842B is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of fracture of lateral orbital wall, left side, initial encounter for open fracture. The code S02.842B is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
S02.842B 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 lateral orbital wall left 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.
S02842B replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):