Valid for Submission
S13.171D is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of dislocation of c6/c7 cervical vertebrae, subsequent encounter. The code S13.171D is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code S13.171D might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed dislocation c6/c7, closed traumatic dislocation of sixth cervical vertebra, open dislocation c6/c7, open dislocation of seventh cervical vertebra, open dislocation of sixth cervical vertebra , traumatic dislocation of sixth and seventh cervical vertebra, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
S13.171D is a subsequent encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used after the patient has completed active treatment for a condition like dislocation of c6/c7 cervical vertebrae. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "subsequent encounter" occurs when the patient is receiving routine care for the condition during the healing or recovery phase of treatment. Subsequent diagnosis codes are appropriate during the recovery phase, no matter how many times the patient has seen the provider for this condition. If the provider needs to adjust the patient's care plan due to a setback or other complication, the encounter becomes active again.
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:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Closed dislocation C6/C7
- Closed traumatic dislocation of sixth cervical vertebra
- Open dislocation C6/C7
- Open dislocation of seventh cervical vertebra
- Open dislocation of sixth cervical vertebra
- Traumatic dislocation of sixth and seventh cervical vertebra
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert S13.171D to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S13.171D its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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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