Valid for Submission
S20.211A is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of contusion of right front wall of thorax, initial encounter. The code S20.211A is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code S20.211A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like contusion of chest or contusion of right chest wall.
S20.211A is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like contusion of right front wall of thorax. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Contusion of chest
- Contusion of right chest wall
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert S20.211A to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S20.211A 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.
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Also called: Contusion, Ecchymoses
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