2022 ICD-10-CM Code S13.151

Dislocation of C4/C5 cervical vertebrae

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S13.151
Short Description:Dislocation of C4/C5 cervical vertebrae
Long Description:Dislocation of C4/C5 cervical vertebrae

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the neck (S10-S19)
      • Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments at neck level (S13)

S13.151 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of dislocation of c4/c5 cervical vertebrae. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

The ICD-10-CM code S13.151 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like arthropathy of cervical spine facet joint, closed dislocation c4/c5, closed traumatic dislocation of fourth cervical vertebra, dislocation of cervical facet joint, open dislocation c4/c5 , open dislocation of fifth cervical vertebra, etc.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments at neck level (S13). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Dislocation of C4/C5 cervical vertebrae

Non-specific codes like S13.151 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 dislocation of c4/c5 cervical vertebrae:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S13.151A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S13.151D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S13.151S for 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 S13.151 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

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

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)