2021 ICD-10-CM Code S33.1

Subluxation and dislocation of lumbar vertebra

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S33.1 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of subluxation and dislocation of lumbar vertebra. 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:S33.1
Short Description:Subluxation and dislocation of lumbar vertebra
Long Description:Subluxation and dislocation of lumbar vertebra

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Disloc & sprain of joints & ligaments of lumbar spin & pelv (S33). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Subluxation and dislocation of lumbar vertebra

Non-specific codes like S33.1 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 subluxation and dislocation of lumbar vertebra:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.10 for Subluxation and dislocation of unspecified lumbar vertebra
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.100 for Subluxation of unspecified lumbar vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.100A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.100D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.100S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.101 for Dislocation of unspecified lumbar vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.101A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.101D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.101S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.11 for Subluxation and dislocation of L1/L2 lumbar vertebra
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.110 for Subluxation of L1/L2 lumbar vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.110A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.110D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.110S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.111 for Dislocation of L1/L2 lumbar vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.111A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.111D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.111S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.12 for Subluxation and dislocation of L2/L3 lumbar vertebra
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.120 for Subluxation of L2/L3 lumbar vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.120A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.120D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.120S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.121 for Dislocation of L2/L3 lumbar vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.121A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.121D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.121S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.13 for Subluxation and dislocation of L3/L4 lumbar vertebra
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.130 for Subluxation of L3/L4 lumbar vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.130A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.130D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.130S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.131 for Dislocation of L3/L4 lumbar vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.131A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.131D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.131S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.14 for Subluxation and dislocation of L4/L5 lumbar vertebra
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.140 for Subluxation of L4/L5 lumbar vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.140A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.140D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.140S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S33.141 for Dislocation of L4/L5 lumbar vertebra
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.141A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.141D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S33.141S 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 S33.1:


Code Also

Code Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Information for Patients


Dislocations

Dislocations are joint injuries that force the ends of your bones out of position. The cause is often a fall or a blow, sometimes from playing a contact sport. You can dislocate your ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, elbows and jaw. You can also dislocate your finger and toe joints. Dislocated joints often are swollen, very painful and visibly out of place. You may not be able to move it.

A dislocated joint is an emergency. If you have one, seek medical attention. Treatment depends on which joint you dislocate and the severity of the injury. It might include manipulations to reposition your bones, medicine, a splint or sling, and rehabilitation. When properly repositioned, a joint will usually function and move normally again in a few weeks. Once you dislocate a shoulder or kneecap, you are more likely to dislocate it again. Wearing protective gear during sports may help prevent dislocations.


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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)