Valid for Submission
S39.92XS is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified injury of lower back, sequela. The code S39.92XS is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code S39.92XS might also be used to specify conditions or terms like injury of buttock, injury of coccyx, lower back injury, multiple injuries of lower back or traumatic and/or non-traumatic injury of back. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
S39.92XS is a sequela code, includes a 7th character and should be used for complications that arise as a direct result of a condition like unspecified injury of lower back. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "sequela" code should be used for chronic or residual conditions that are complications of an initial acute disease, illness or injury. The most common sequela is pain. Usually, two diagnosis codes are needed when reporting sequela. The first code describes the nature of the sequela while the second code describes the sequela or late effect.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like S39.92XS 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.
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Oth & unsp injuries of abd, low back, pelv & extrn genitals (S39). 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:
- Injury of buttock
- Injury of coccyx
- Lower back injury
- Multiple injuries of lower back
- Traumatic and/or non-traumatic injury of back
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert S39.92XS to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S39.92XS 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
Your back is made of bones, muscles, and other tissues extending from your neck to your pelvis. Back injuries can result from sports injuries, work around the house or in the garden, or a sudden jolt such as a car accident. The lower back is the most common site of back injuries and back pain. Common back injuries include
- Sprains and strains
- Herniated disks
- Fractured vertebrae
These injuries can cause pain and limit your movement. Treatments vary but might include medicines, icing, bed rest, physical therapy, or surgery. You might be able to prevent some back injuries by maintaining a healthy weight, lifting objects with your legs, and using lower-back support when you sit.
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