Not Valid for Submission
S40.85 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of superficial foreign body 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.
Specific Coding for Superficial foreign body of upper arm
Non-specific codes like S40.85 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 superficial foreign body of upper arm:
- Use S40.851 for Superficial foreign body of right upper arm
- Use S40.851A for initial encounter
- Use S40.851D for subsequent encounter
- Use S40.851S for sequela
- Use S40.852 for Superficial foreign body of left upper arm
- Use S40.852A for initial encounter
- Use S40.852D for subsequent encounter
- Use S40.852S for sequela
- Use S40.859 for Superficial foreign body of unspecified upper arm
- Use S40.859A for initial encounter
- Use S40.859D for subsequent encounter
- Use S40.859S for sequela
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S40.85:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Splinter in the upper arm
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S40.85 are found in the index:
Information for Patients
If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.
Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.
- Bezoar (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Eye - foreign object in (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
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