2021 ICD-10-CM Code S32.50

Unspecified fracture of pubis

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code
Unspecified Code

Not Valid for Submission

S32.50 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified fracture of pubis. The code 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like S32.50 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

ICD-10:S32.50
Short Description:Unspecified fracture of pubis
Long Description:Unspecified fracture of pubis

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Unspecified fracture of pubis

Header codes like S32.50 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 unspecified fracture of pubis:

  • S32.501 - Unspecified fracture of right pubis
  • S32.501A - Unspecified fracture of right pubis, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S32.501B - Unspecified fracture of right pubis, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S32.501D - Unspecified fracture of right pubis, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S32.501G - Unspecified fracture of right pubis, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S32.501K - Unspecified fracture of right pubis, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S32.501S - Unspecified fracture of right pubis, sequela
  • S32.502 - Unspecified fracture of left pubis
  • S32.502A - Unspecified fracture of left pubis, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S32.502B - Unspecified fracture of left pubis, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S32.502D - Unspecified fracture of left pubis, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S32.502G - Unspecified fracture of left pubis, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S32.502K - Unspecified fracture of left pubis, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S32.502S - Unspecified fracture of left pubis, sequela
  • S32.509 - Unspecified fracture of unspecified pubis
  • S32.509A - Unspecified fracture of unspecified pubis, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S32.509B - Unspecified fracture of unspecified pubis, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S32.509D - Unspecified fracture of unspecified pubis, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S32.509G - Unspecified fracture of unspecified pubis, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S32.509K - Unspecified fracture of unspecified pubis, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S32.509S - Unspecified fracture of unspecified pubis, sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S32.50 are found in the index:

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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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)