Valid for Submission
S14.3XXD is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of injury of brachial plexus, subsequent encounter. The code S14.3XXD 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 S14.3XXD might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed injury, brachial plexus, all roots , closed injury, brachial plexus, lower roots, closed injury, brachial plexus, upper roots, crutch paralysis, injury of brachial plexus , injury of brachial plexus cord, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
S14.3XXD is a subsequent encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used after the patient has completed active treatment for a condition like injury of brachial plexus. 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 Injury of nerves and spinal cord at neck level (S14). 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 injury, brachial plexus, all roots
- Closed injury, brachial plexus, lower roots
- Closed injury, brachial plexus, upper roots
- Crutch paralysis
- Injury of brachial plexus
- Injury of brachial plexus cord
- Injury of brachial plexus division
- Injury of brachial plexus trunk
- Open injury, brachial plexus, all roots
- Open injury, brachial plexus, lower roots
- Open injury, brachial plexus, upper roots
- Radiation damage to brachial plexus
- Traction injury of brachial plexus
- Upper brachial plexus neuropathy
- Upper brachial plexus neuropathy
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert S14.3XXD to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S14.3XXD 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
Brachial Plexus Injuries
The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that sends signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Damage to the brachial plexus can cause symptoms such as
- A limp or paralyzed arm
- Lack of muscle control in the arm, hand, or wrist
- Lack of feeling or sensation in the arm or hand
Brachial plexus injuries can happen because of shoulder trauma, tumors, or inflammation. Sometimes they happen during childbirth when a baby's shoulders become stuck during delivery and the nerves stretch or tear.
Some brachial plexus injuries may heal without treatment. Many children who are injured during birth improve or recover by 3 to 4 months of age. Treatment includes physical therapy and, in some cases, surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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