2021 ICD-10-CM Code S20.2

Contusion of thorax

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S20.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contusion of thorax. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:S20.2
Short Description:Contusion of thorax
Long Description:Contusion of thorax

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Contusion of thorax

Non-specific codes like S20.2 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 thorax:

  • Use S20.20 for Contusion of thorax, unspecified NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.20XA for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.20XD for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.20XS for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.21 for Contusion of front wall of thorax NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.211 for Contusion of right front wall of thorax NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.211A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.211D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.211S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.212 for Contusion of left front wall of thorax NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.212A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.212D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.212S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.213 for Contusion of bilateral front wall of thorax NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.213A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.213D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.213S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.214 for Contusion of middle front wall of thorax NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.214A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.214D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.214S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.219 for Contusion of unspecified front wall of thorax NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.219A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.219D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.219S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.22 for Contusion of back wall of thorax NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.221 for Contusion of right back wall of thorax NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.221A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.221D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.221S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.222 for Contusion of left back wall of thorax NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.222A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.222D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.222S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.223 for Contusion of bilateral back wall of thorax NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.223A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.223D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.223S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.224 for Contusion of middle back wall of thorax NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.224A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.224D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.224S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.229 for Contusion of unspecified back wall of thorax NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.229A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.229D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S20.229S for sequela BILLABLE CODE

Information for Patients


Bruises

Also called: Contusion, Ecchymoses

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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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)