2021 ICD-10-CM Code S13.14

Subluxation and dislocation of C3/C4 cervical vertebrae

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S13.14 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of subluxation and dislocation of c3/c4 cervical vertebrae. 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:S13.14
Short Description:Subluxation and dislocation of C3/C4 cervical vertebrae
Long Description:Subluxation and dislocation of C3/C4 cervical vertebrae

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Subluxation and dislocation of C3/C4 cervical vertebrae

Header codes like S13.14 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 subluxation and dislocation of c3/c4 cervical vertebrae:

  • S13.140 - Subluxation of C3/C4 cervical vertebrae
  • S13.140A - Subluxation of C3/C4 cervical vertebrae, initial encounter
  • S13.140D - Subluxation of C3/C4 cervical vertebrae, subsequent encounter
  • S13.140S - Subluxation of C3/C4 cervical vertebrae, sequela
  • S13.141 - Dislocation of C3/C4 cervical vertebrae
  • S13.141A - Dislocation of C3/C4 cervical vertebrae, initial encounter
  • S13.141D - Dislocation of C3/C4 cervical vertebrae, subsequent encounter
  • S13.141S - Dislocation of C3/C4 cervical vertebrae, sequela

Information for Patients


Dislocations

Dislocations are joint injuries that force the ends of your bones out of position. The cause is often a fall or a blow, sometimes from playing a contact sport. You can dislocate your ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, elbows and jaw. You can also dislocate your finger and toe joints. Dislocated joints often are swollen, very painful and visibly out of place. You may not be able to move it.

A dislocated joint is an emergency. If you have one, seek medical attention. Treatment depends on which joint you dislocate and the severity of the injury. It might include manipulations to reposition your bones, medicine, a splint or sling, and rehabilitation. When properly repositioned, a joint will usually function and move normally again in a few weeks. Once you dislocate a shoulder or kneecap, you are more likely to dislocate it again. Wearing protective gear during sports may help prevent dislocations.


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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)