ICD-10-CM Code S40.021

Contusion of right upper arm

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S40.021 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable 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 valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. 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.

ICD-10:S40.021
Short Description:Contusion of right upper arm
Long Description:Contusion of right upper arm

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

Synonyms

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

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm (S40-S49)
      • Superficial injury of shoulder and upper arm (S40)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Bruises

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.


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