S20.01 - Contusion of right breast

Version 2023
ICD-10:S20.01
Short Description:Contusion of right breast
Long Description:Contusion of right breast
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Superficial injury of thorax (S20)

S20.01 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contusion of right breast. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Superficial injury of thorax (S20). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Contusion of right breast

Non-specific codes like S20.01 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 contusion of right breast:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S20.01XA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S20.01XD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S20.01XS for sequela

Patient Education


Bruises

A bruise is a mark on your skin caused by blood trapped under the surface. It happens when an injury crushes small blood vessels but does not break the skin. Those vessels break open and leak blood under the skin.

Bruises are often painful and swollen. You can get skin, muscle and bone bruises. Bone bruises are the most serious.

It can take months for a bruise to fade, but most last about two weeks. They start off a reddish color, and then turn bluish-purple and greenish-yellow before returning to normal. To reduce bruising, ice the injured area and elevate it above your heart. See your health care provider if you seem to bruise for no reason, or if the bruise appears to be infected.


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