2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S04.72XA

Injury of accessory nerve, left side, initial encounter

ICD-10-CM:
S04.72XA
Short Description:
Injury of accessory nerve, left side, initial encounter
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head
      (S00-S09)
      • Injury of cranial nerve
        (S04)

S04.72XA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of injury of accessory nerve, left side, initial encounter. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

S04.72XA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like injury of accessory nerve left side. 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.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Injury of accessory nerve
  • Injury of left accessory nerve
  • Left accessory neuropathy

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Injury of cranial nerve (S04). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

  • A - initial encounter
  • D - subsequent encounter
  • S - sequela

Convert to ICD-9-CM Code

Source ICD-10-CM CodeTarget ICD-9-CM Code
S04.72XA951.6 - Injury accessory nerve
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.