S28 - Crushing injury of thorax, and traumatic amputation of part of thorax

Version 2023
ICD-10:S28
Short Description:Crushing inj thorax, and traumatic amp of part of thorax
Long Description:Crushing injury of thorax, and traumatic amputation of part of thorax
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Crushing inj thorax, and traumatic amp of part of thorax (S28)

S28 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of crushing injury of thorax, and traumatic amputation of part of thorax. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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 appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Crushing inj thorax, and traumatic amp of part of thorax (S28). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Crushing inj thorax, and traumatic amp of part of thorax

Non-specific codes like S28 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 crushing inj thorax, and traumatic amp of part of thorax:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S28.0 for Crushed chest
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S28.1 for Traumatic amputation (partial) of part of thorax, except breast
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S28.2 for Traumatic amputation of breast
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S28.21 for Complete traumatic amputation of breast
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S28.22 for Partial traumatic amputation of breast

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:


7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.

Patient Education


Chest Injuries and Disorders

What is the chest?

The chest is the part of your body between your neck and your abdomen (belly). The medical term for your chest is thorax.

Your chest holds many important structures for breathing, digestion, blood circulation, and other important body functions. These structures include your:

What are chest injuries and disorders?

Chest injuries and disorders are problems that affect any of the organs or structures located in your chest.

There are many types of chest injuries and disorders, for example:

Chest injuries may happen from the force of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Or the chest may be pierced by a bullet or sharp object. Because your chest holds so many important structures, certain chest injuries may be life-threatening.

How are chest injuries and disorders diagnosed?

Diagnosis of chest injuries or disorders depends on the type of symptoms you're having and whether you've had a chest injury. Injuries are usually obvious, but in most cases, you'll need tests to know how serious an injury is.

There are many types of tests for diagnosing different types of chest injuries and disorders, for example:

Treatments will depend on the type of chest injury or disorder you have.


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