2022 ICD-10-CM Code S29.8XXA
Other specified injuries of thorax, initial encounter

Version 2022
ICD-10:S29.8XXA
Short Description:Other specified injuries of thorax, initial encounter
Long Description:Other specified injuries of thorax, initial encounter
Status: Valid for Submission

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Other and unspecified injuries of thorax (S29)

S29.8XXA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified injuries of thorax, initial encounter. The code S29.8XXA is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code S29.8XXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like costal cartilage injury, degloving injury chest wall, metal foreign body in chest, metal foreign body in trunk, traumatic division of costal cartilage , wood splinter in breast, etc.

S29.8XXA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like other specified injuries of thorax. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Other and unspecified injuries of thorax (S29). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Convert S29.8XXA to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S29.8XXA its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

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)