Not Valid for Submission
S20.323 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of blister (nonthermal) of bilateral front wall 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.
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:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
Specific Coding for Blister (nonthermal) of bilateral front wall of thorax
Non-specific codes like S20.323 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 blister (nonthermal) of bilateral front wall of thorax: