Not Valid for Submission
S40.021 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contusion of right upper arm. 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.
The ICD-10-CM code S40.021 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like contusion of right upper arm or contusion of upper arm.
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Superficial injury of shoulder and upper arm (S40). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
Specific Coding for Contusion of right upper arm
Non-specific codes like S40.021 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 contusion of right upper arm:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Contusion of right upper arm
- Contusion of upper arm
Information for Patients
Also called: Contusion, Ecchymoses
A bruise is a mark on your skin caused by blood trapped under the surface. It happens when an injury crushes small blood vessels but does not break the skin. Those vessels break open and leak blood under the skin.
Bruises are often painful and swollen. You can get skin, muscle and bone bruises. Bone bruises are the most serious.
It can take months for a bruise to fade, but most last about two weeks. They start off a reddish color, and then turn bluish-purple and greenish-yellow before returning to normal. To reduce bruising, ice the injured area and elevate it above your heart. See your health care provider if you seem to bruise for no reason, or if the bruise appears to be infected.
- Bleeding into the skin (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bruise (Medical Encyclopedia)
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