Valid for Submission
S34.4XXA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of injury of lumbosacral plexus, initial encounter. The code S34.4XXA 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 S34.4XXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed injury sacral plexus, injury of lumbosacral plexus, open injury sacral plexus, parasympathetic nerve injury, sacral parasympathetic nerve injury , traumatic injury of lumbar plexus, etc.
S34.4XXA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like injury of lumbosacral plexus. 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.
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Inj lower spinl cord and nrv at abd, low back and pelv level (S34). 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:
- Closed injury sacral plexus
- Injury of lumbosacral plexus
- Open injury sacral plexus
- Parasympathetic nerve injury
- Sacral parasympathetic nerve injury
- Traumatic injury of lumbar plexus
Convert S34.4XXA to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S34.4XXA 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
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.
There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. They can affect one nerve or many nerves. Some are the result of other diseases, like diabetic nerve problems. Others, like Guillain-Barre syndrome, happen after a virus infection. Still others are from nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome. In some cases, like complex regional pain syndrome and brachial plexus injuries, the problem begins after an injury. Some people are born with peripheral nerve disorders.
Symptoms often start gradually, and then get worse. They include
- Burning or tingling
- Muscle weakness
- Sensitivity to touch
Treatment aims to treat any underlying problem, reduce pain and control symptoms.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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