Valid for Submission
S30.850D is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of superficial foreign body of lower back and pelvis, subsequent encounter. The code S30.850D 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 S30.850D might also be used to specify conditions or terms like foreign body of skin of back, foreign body of skin of buttock, foreign body of skin of perineum, splinter of buttock without major open wound, infected, splinter of buttock, without major open wound , splinter of perineum, without major open wound, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
S30.850D is a subsequent encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used after the patient has completed active treatment for a condition like superficial foreign body of lower back and pelvis. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "subsequent encounter" occurs when the patient is receiving routine care for the condition during the healing or recovery phase of treatment. Subsequent diagnosis codes are appropriate during the recovery phase, no matter how many times the patient has seen the provider for this condition. If the provider needs to adjust the patient's care plan due to a setback or other complication, the encounter becomes active again.
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Superfic inj abdomen, low back, pelvis and external genitals (S30). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Foreign body of skin of back
- Foreign body of skin of buttock
- Foreign body of skin of perineum
- Splinter of buttock without major open wound, infected
- Splinter of buttock, without major open wound
- Splinter of perineum, without major open wound
- Superficial foreign body in low back
- Wood splinter in perineum
- Wood splinter in trunk
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert S30.850D to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S30.850D 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
If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.
Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.
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