ICD-10-CM Code S14.3XXD

Injury of brachial plexus, subsequent encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

S14.3XXD is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of injury of brachial plexus, subsequent encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 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.

ICD-10:S14.3XXD
Short Description:Injury of brachial plexus, subsequent encounter
Long Description:Injury of brachial plexus, subsequent encounter

Synonyms

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
  • Injury of radial nerve
  • 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

The ICD-10 code S14.3XXD is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 949 - AFTERCARE WITH CC/MCC
  • 950 - AFTERCARE WITHOUT CC/MCC

Present on Admission (POA)

S14.3XXD is exempt from POA reporting - The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement. Review other POA exempt codes here .

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Convert S14.3XXD to ICD-9

  • V58.89 - Other specfied aftercare (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the neck (S10-S19)
      • Injury of nerves and spinal cord at neck level (S14)

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


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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