2021 ICD-10-CM Code S40.8

Other superficial injuries of upper arm

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S40.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other superficial injuries of 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.

ICD-10:S40.8
Short Description:Other superficial injuries of upper arm
Long Description:Other superficial injuries of upper arm

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

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:

Specific Coding for Other superficial injuries of upper arm

Non-specific codes like S40.8 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 other superficial injuries of upper arm:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.81 for Abrasion of upper arm
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.811 for Abrasion of right upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.811A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.811D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.811S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.812 for Abrasion of left upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.812A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.812D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.812S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.819 for Abrasion of unspecified upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.819A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.819D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.819S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.82 for Blister (nonthermal) of upper arm
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.821 for Blister (nonthermal) of right upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.821A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.821D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.821S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.822 for Blister (nonthermal) of left upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.822A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.822D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.822S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.829 for Blister (nonthermal) of unspecified upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.829A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.829D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.829S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.84 for External constriction of upper arm
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.841 for External constriction of right upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.841A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.841D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.841S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.842 for External constriction of left upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.842A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.842D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.842S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.849 for External constriction of unspecified upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.849A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.849D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.849S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.85 for Superficial foreign body of upper arm
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.851 for Superficial foreign body of right upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.851A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.851D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.851S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.852 for Superficial foreign body of left upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.852A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.852D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.852S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.859 for Superficial foreign body of unspecified upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.859A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.859D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.859S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.86 for Insect bite (nonvenomous) of upper arm
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.861 for Insect bite (nonvenomous) of right upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.861A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.861D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.861S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.862 for Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.862A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.862D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.862S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.869 for Insect bite (nonvenomous) of unspecified upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.869A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.869D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.869S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.87 for Other superficial bite of upper arm
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.871 for Other superficial bite of right upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.871A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.871D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.871S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.872 for Other superficial bite of left upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.872A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.872D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.872S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S40.879 for Other superficial bite of unspecified upper arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.879A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.879D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S40.879S for sequela

Information for Patients


Bruises

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.


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Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include


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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)