2021 ICD-10-CM Code S12.4

Fracture of fifth cervical vertebra

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S12.4 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fracture of fifth cervical vertebra. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:S12.4
Short Description:Fracture of fifth cervical vertebra
Long Description:Fracture of fifth cervical vertebra

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Fracture of fifth cervical vertebra

Header codes like S12.4 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for fracture of fifth cervical vertebra:

  • S12.40 - Unspecified fracture of fifth cervical vertebra
  • S12.400 - Unspecified displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra
  • S12.400A - Unspecified displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S12.400B - Unspecified displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S12.400D - Unspecified displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S12.400G - Unspecified displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S12.400K - Unspecified displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S12.400S - Unspecified displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, sequela
  • S12.401 - Unspecified nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra
  • S12.401A - Unspecified nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S12.401B - Unspecified nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S12.401D - Unspecified nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S12.401G - Unspecified nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S12.401K - Unspecified nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S12.401S - Unspecified nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, sequela
  • S12.43 - Unspecified traumatic spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra
  • S12.430 - Unspecified traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra
  • S12.430A - Unspecified traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S12.430B - Unspecified traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S12.430D - Unspecified traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S12.430G - Unspecified traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S12.430K - Unspecified traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S12.430S - Unspecified traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, sequela
  • S12.431 - Unspecified traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra
  • S12.431A - Unspecified traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S12.431B - Unspecified traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S12.431D - Unspecified traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S12.431G - Unspecified traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S12.431K - Unspecified traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S12.431S - Unspecified traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, sequela
  • S12.44 - Type III traumatic spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra
  • S12.44XA - Type III traumatic spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S12.44XB - Type III traumatic spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S12.44XD - Type III traumatic spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S12.44XG - Type III traumatic spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S12.44XK - Type III traumatic spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S12.44XS - Type III traumatic spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, sequela
  • S12.45 - Other traumatic spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra
  • S12.450 - Other traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra
  • S12.450A - Other traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S12.450B - Other traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S12.450D - Other traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S12.450G - Other traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S12.450K - Other traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S12.450S - Other traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, sequela
  • S12.451 - Other traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra
  • S12.451A - Other traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S12.451B - Other traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S12.451D - Other traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S12.451G - Other traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S12.451K - Other traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S12.451S - Other traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of fifth cervical vertebra, sequela
  • S12.49 - Other fracture of fifth cervical vertebra
  • S12.490 - Other displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra
  • S12.490A - Other displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S12.490B - Other displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S12.490D - Other displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S12.490G - Other displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S12.490K - Other displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S12.490S - Other displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, sequela
  • S12.491 - Other nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra
  • S12.491A - Other nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S12.491B - Other nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S12.491D - Other nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S12.491G - Other nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S12.491K - Other nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S12.491S - Other nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, sequela

Information for Patients


Fractures

Also called: Broken bone

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.


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Neck Injuries and Disorders

Any part of your neck - muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or nerves - can cause neck problems. Neck pain is very common. Pain may also come from your shoulder, jaw, head, or upper arms.

Muscle strain or tension often causes neck pain. The problem is usually overuse, such as from sitting at a computer for too long. Sometimes you can strain your neck muscles from sleeping in an awkward position or overdoing it during exercise. Falls or accidents, including car accidents, are another common cause of neck pain. Whiplash, a soft tissue injury to the neck, is also called neck sprain or strain.

Treatment depends on the cause, but may include applying ice, taking pain relievers, getting physical therapy or wearing a cervical collar. You rarely need surgery.


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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
  • 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 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)