2022 ICD-10-CM Code S22.0

Fracture of thoracic vertebra

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S22.0
Short Description:Fracture of thoracic vertebra
Long Description:Fracture of thoracic vertebra

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine (S22) (s)

S22.0 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fracture of thoracic vertebra. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 principles of multiple coding of injuries should be followed in coding fractures. Fractures of specified sites are coded individually by site nd the level of detail furnished by medical record content.

A fracture not indicated as open or closed should be coded to closed. A fracture not indicated whether displaced or not displaced should be coded to displaced.

Initial vs. Subsequent Encounter for Fractures

Traumatic fractures are coded using the appropriate 7th character for initial encounter (A, B, C) for each encounter where the patient is receiving active treatment for the fracture. The appropriate 7th character for initial encounter should also be assigned for a patient who delayed seeking treatment for the fracture or nonunion.

Fractures are coded using the appropriate 7th character for subsequent care for encounters after the patient has completed active treatment of the fracture and is receiving routine care for the fracture during the healing or recovery phase.

Care for complications of surgical treatment for fracture repairs during the healing or recovery phase should be coded with the appropriate complication codes.

Care of complications of fractures, such as malunion and nonunion, should be reported with the appropriate 7th character for subsequent care with nonunion (K, M, N,) or subsequent care with malunion (P, Q, R).

Malunion/nonunion: The appropriate 7th character for initial encounter should also be assigned for a patient who delayed seeking treatment for the fracture or nonunion.

The open fracture designations in the assignment of the 7th character for fractures of the forearm, femur and lower leg, including ankle are based on the Gustilo open fracture classification. When the Gustilo classification type is not specified for an open fracture, the 7th character for open fracture type I or II should be assigned (B, E, H, M, Q).

Specific Coding for Fracture of thoracic vertebra

Non-specific codes like S22.0 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 fracture of thoracic vertebra:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.00 for Fracture of unspecified thoracic vertebra
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.000 for Wedge compression fracture of unspecified thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.000A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.000B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.000D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.000G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.000K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.000S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.001 for Stable burst fracture of unspecified thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.001A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.001B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.001D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.001G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.001K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.001S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.002 for Unstable burst fracture of unspecified thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.002A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.002B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.002D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.002G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.002K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.002S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.008 for Other fracture of unspecified thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.008A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.008B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.008D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.008G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.008K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.008S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.009 for Unspecified fracture of unspecified thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.009A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.009B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.009D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.009G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.009K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.009S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.01 for Fracture of first thoracic vertebra
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.010 for Wedge compression fracture of first thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.010A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.010B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.010D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.010G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.010K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.010S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.011 for Stable burst fracture of first thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.011A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.011B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.011D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.011G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.011K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.011S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.012 for Unstable burst fracture of first thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.012A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.012B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.012D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.012G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.012K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.012S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.018 for Other fracture of first thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.018A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.018B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.018D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.018G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.018K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.018S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.019 for Unspecified fracture of first thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.019A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.019B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.019D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.019G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.019K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.019S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.02 for Fracture of second thoracic vertebra
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.020 for Wedge compression fracture of second thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.020A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.020B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.020D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.020G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.020K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.020S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.021 for Stable burst fracture of second thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.021A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.021B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.021D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.021G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.021K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.021S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.022 for Unstable burst fracture of second thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.022A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.022B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.022D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.022G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.022K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.022S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.028 for Other fracture of second thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.028A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.028B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.028D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.028G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.028K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.028S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.029 for Unspecified fracture of second thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.029A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.029B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.029D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.029G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.029K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.029S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.03 for Fracture of third thoracic vertebra
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.030 for Wedge compression fracture of third thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.030A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.030B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.030D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.030G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.030K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.030S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.031 for Stable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.031A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.031B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.031D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.031G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.031K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.031S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.032 for Unstable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.032A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.032B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.032D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.032G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.032K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.032S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.038 for Other fracture of third thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.038A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.038B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.038D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.038G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.038K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.038S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.039 for Unspecified fracture of third thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.039A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.039B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.039D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.039G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.039K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.039S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.04 for Fracture of fourth thoracic vertebra
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.040 for Wedge compression fracture of fourth thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.040A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.040B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.040D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.040G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.040K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.040S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.041 for Stable burst fracture of fourth thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.041A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.041B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.041D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.041G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.041K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.041S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.042 for Unstable burst fracture of fourth thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.042A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.042B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.042D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.042G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.042K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.042S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.048 for Other fracture of fourth thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.048A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.048B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.048D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.048G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.048K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.048S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.049 for Unspecified fracture of fourth thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.049A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.049B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.049D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.049G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.049K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.049S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.05 for Fracture of T5-T6 vertebra
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.050 for Wedge compression fracture of T5-T6 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.050A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.050B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.050D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.050G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.050K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.050S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.051 for Stable burst fracture of T5-T6 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.051A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.051B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.051D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.051G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.051K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.051S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.052 for Unstable burst fracture of T5-T6 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.052A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.052B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.052D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.052G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.052K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.052S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.058 for Other fracture of T5-T6 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.058A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.058B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.058D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.058G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.058K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.058S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.059 for Unspecified fracture of T5-T6 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.059A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.059B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.059D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.059G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.059K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.059S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.06 for Fracture of T7-T8 vertebra
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.060 for Wedge compression fracture of T7-T8 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.060A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.060B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.060D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.060G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.060K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.060S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.061 for Stable burst fracture of T7-T8 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.061A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.061B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.061D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.061G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.061K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.061S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.062 for Unstable burst fracture of T7-T8 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.062A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.062B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.062D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.062G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.062K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.062S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.068 for Other fracture of T7-T8 thoracic vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.068A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.068B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.068D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.068G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.068K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.068S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.069 for Unspecified fracture of T7-T8 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.069A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.069B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.069D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.069G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.069K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.069S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.07 for Fracture of T9-T10 vertebra
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.070 for Wedge compression fracture of T9-T10 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.070A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.070B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.070D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.070G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.070K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.070S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.071 for Stable burst fracture of T9-T10 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.071A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.071B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.071D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.071G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.071K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.071S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.072 for Unstable burst fracture of T9-T10 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.072A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.072B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.072D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.072G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.072K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.072S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.078 for Other fracture of T9-T10 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.078A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.078B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.078D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.078G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.078K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.078S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.079 for Unspecified fracture of T9-T10 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.079A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.079B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.079D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.079G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.079K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.079S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.08 for Fracture of T11-T12 vertebra
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.080 for Wedge compression fracture of T11-T12 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.080A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.080B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.080D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.080G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.080K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.080S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.081 for Stable burst fracture of T11-T12 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.081A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.081B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.081D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.081G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.081K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.081S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.082 for Unstable burst fracture of T11-T12 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.082A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.082B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.082D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.082G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.082K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.082S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.088 for Other fracture of T11-T12 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.088A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.088B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.088D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.088G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.088K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.088S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S22.089 for Unspecified fracture of T11-T12 vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.089A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.089B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.089D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.089G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.089K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S22.089S for sequela

Information for Patients


Fractures

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.


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Spine Injuries and Disorders

Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They include

Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery.


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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)