2021 ICD-10-CM Code S27.42

Contusion of bronchus

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S27.42 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 bronchus. 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.

Short Description:Contusion of bronchus
Long Description:Contusion of bronchus

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Injury of other and unspecified intrathoracic organs (S27). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Contusion of bronchus

Non-specific codes like S27.42 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 bronchus:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.421 for Contusion of bronchus, unilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.421A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.421D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.421S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.422 for Contusion of bronchus, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.422A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.422D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.422S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S27.429 for Contusion of bronchus, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.429A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.429D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S27.429S for sequela

Information for Patients

Chest Injuries and Disorders

The chest is the part of the body between your neck and your abdomen. It includes the ribs and breastbone. Inside your chest are several organs, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus. The pleura, a large thin sheet of tissue, lines the inside of the chest cavity.

Chest injuries and disorders include

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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)