ICD-10-CM Code S12.530

Unspecified traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of sixth cervical vertebra

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S12.530 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of sixth cervical vertebra. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S12.530
Short Description:Unsp traumatic displ spondylolysis of sixth cervcal vertebra
Long Description:Unspecified traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of sixth cervical vertebra

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • S12.530A - ... initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S12.530B - ... initial encounter for open fracture
  • S12.530D - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S12.530G - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S12.530K - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S12.530S - ... sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S12.530 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the neck (S10-S19)
      • Fracture of cervical vertebra and other parts of neck (S12)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


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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Spine Injuries and Disorders

Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They include

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis
  • Bone changes that come with age, such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks

Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery.


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