2021 ICD-10-CM Code S32.1

Fracture of sacrum

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S32.1 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fracture of sacrum. 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.

ICD-10:S32.1
Short Description:Fracture of sacrum
Long Description:Fracture of sacrum

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The principles of multiple coding of injuries should be followed in coding fractures. Fractures of specified sites are coded individually by site nd the level of detail furnished by medical record content.

A fracture not indicated as open or closed should be coded to closed. A fracture not indicated whether displaced or not displaced should be coded to displaced.

Initial vs. Subsequent Encounter for Fractures

Traumatic fractures are coded using the appropriate 7th character for initial encounter (A, B, C) for each encounter where the patient is receiving active treatment for the fracture. The appropriate 7th character for initial encounter should also be assigned for a patient who delayed seeking treatment for the fracture or nonunion.

Fractures are coded using the appropriate 7th character for subsequent care for encounters after the patient has completed active treatment of the fracture and is receiving routine care for the fracture during the healing or recovery phase.

Care for complications of surgical treatment for fracture repairs during the healing or recovery phase should be coded with the appropriate complication codes.

Care of complications of fractures, such as malunion and nonunion, should be reported with the appropriate 7th character for subsequent care with nonunion (K, M, N,) or subsequent care with malunion (P, Q, R).

Malunion/nonunion: The appropriate 7th character for initial encounter should also be assigned for a patient who delayed seeking treatment for the fracture or nonunion.

The open fracture designations in the assignment of the 7th character for fractures of the forearm, femur and lower leg, including ankle are based on the Gustilo open fracture classification. When the Gustilo classification type is not specified for an open fracture, the 7th character for open fracture type I or II should be assigned (B, E, H, M, Q).

Specific Coding for Fracture of sacrum

Non-specific codes like S32.1 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 sacrum:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.10 for Unspecified fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.10XA for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.10XB for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.10XD for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.10XG for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.10XK for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.10XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.11 for Zone I fracture of sacrum
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.110 for Nondisplaced Zone I fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.110A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.110B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.110D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.110G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.110K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.110S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.111 for Minimally displaced Zone I fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.111A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.111B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.111D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.111G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.111K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.111S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.112 for Severely displaced Zone I fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.112A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.112B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.112D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.112G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.112K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.112S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.119 for Unspecified Zone I fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.119A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.119B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.119D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.119G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.119K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.119S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.12 for Zone II fracture of sacrum
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.120 for Nondisplaced Zone II fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.120A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.120B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.120D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.120G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.120K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.120S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.121 for Minimally displaced Zone II fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.121A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.121B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.121D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.121G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.121K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.121S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.122 for Severely displaced Zone II fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.122A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.122B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.122D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.122G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.122K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.122S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.129 for Unspecified Zone II fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.129A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.129B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.129D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.129G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.129K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.129S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.13 for Zone III fracture of sacrum
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.130 for Nondisplaced Zone III fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.130A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.130B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.130D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.130G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.130K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.130S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.131 for Minimally displaced Zone III fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.131A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.131B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.131D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.131G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.131K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.131S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.132 for Severely displaced Zone III fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.132A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.132B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.132D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.132G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.132K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.132S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.139 for Unspecified Zone III fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.139A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.139B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.139D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.139G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.139K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.139S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.14 for Type 1 fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.14XA for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.14XB for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.14XD for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.14XG for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.14XK for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.14XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.15 for Type 2 fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.15XA for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.15XB for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.15XD for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.15XG for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.15XK for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.15XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.16 for Type 3 fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.16XA for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.16XB for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.16XD for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.16XG for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.16XK for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.16XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.17 for Type 4 fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.17XA for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.17XB for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.17XD for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.17XG for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.17XK for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.17XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S32.19 for Other fracture of sacrum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.19XA for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.19XB for initial encounter for open fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.19XD for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.19XG for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.19XK for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S32.19XS for sequela

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 the code S32.1:


Inclusion Terms

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Code Also

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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)