2021 ICD-10-CM Code S40.92

Unspecified superficial injury of upper arm

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S40.92 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified superficial injury 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like S40.92 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.

ICD-10:S40.92
Short Description:Unspecified superficial injury of upper arm
Long Description:Unspecified superficial injury of upper arm

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Unspecified superficial injury of upper arm

Non-specific codes like S40.92 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 unspecified superficial injury of upper arm:

  • Use S40.921 for Unspecified superficial injury of right upper arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S40.921A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S40.921D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S40.921S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S40.922 for Unspecified superficial injury of left upper arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S40.922A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S40.922D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S40.922S for sequela BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S40.929 for Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified upper arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S40.929A for initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S40.929D for subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
  • Use S40.929S for sequela BILLABLE CODE

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 S40.92 are found in the index:

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)