2021 ICD-10-CM Code S22.03

Fracture of third thoracic vertebra

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S22.03 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fracture of third thoracic vertebra. The code 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:S22.03
Short Description:Fracture of third thoracic vertebra
Long Description:Fracture of third thoracic vertebra

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Fracture of third thoracic vertebra

Header codes like S22.03 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 third thoracic vertebra:

  • S22.030 - Wedge compression fracture of third thoracic vertebra
  • S22.030A - Wedge compression fracture of third thoracic vertebra, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S22.030B - Wedge compression fracture of third thoracic vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S22.030D - Wedge compression fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S22.030G - Wedge compression fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S22.030K - Wedge compression fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S22.030S - Wedge compression fracture of third thoracic vertebra, sequela
  • S22.031 - Stable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra
  • S22.031A - Stable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S22.031B - Stable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S22.031D - Stable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S22.031G - Stable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S22.031K - Stable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S22.031S - Stable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra, sequela
  • S22.032 - Unstable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra
  • S22.032A - Unstable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S22.032B - Unstable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S22.032D - Unstable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S22.032G - Unstable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S22.032K - Unstable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S22.032S - Unstable burst fracture of third thoracic vertebra, sequela
  • S22.038 - Other fracture of third thoracic vertebra
  • S22.038A - Other fracture of third thoracic vertebra, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S22.038B - Other fracture of third thoracic vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S22.038D - Other fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S22.038G - Other fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S22.038K - Other fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S22.038S - Other fracture of third thoracic vertebra, sequela
  • S22.039 - Unspecified fracture of third thoracic vertebra
  • S22.039A - Unspecified fracture of third thoracic vertebra, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S22.039B - Unspecified fracture of third thoracic vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S22.039D - Unspecified fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S22.039G - Unspecified fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S22.039K - Unspecified fracture of third thoracic vertebra, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S22.039S - Unspecified fracture of third thoracic vertebra, sequela

Information for Patients


Fractures

Also called: Broken bone

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)