ICD-10-CM Code S41.101A

Unspecified open wound of right upper arm, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S41.101A is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified open wound of right upper arm, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S41.101A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like fracture of greater tuberosity of humerus, fracture of shaft of humerus, fracture of surgical neck of humerus, open fracture of anatomical neck of proximal right humerus, open fracture of condyle of humerus, open fracture of distal right humerus, etc

ICD-10:S41.101A
Short Description:Unspecified open wound of right upper arm, initial encounter
Long Description:Unspecified open wound of right upper arm, initial encounter

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Fracture of greater tuberosity of humerus
  • Fracture of shaft of humerus
  • Fracture of surgical neck of humerus
  • Open fracture of anatomical neck of proximal right humerus
  • Open fracture of condyle of humerus
  • Open fracture of distal right humerus
  • Open fracture of greater tubercule of right humerus
  • Open fracture of humerus, upper epiphysis
  • Open fracture of humerus, upper epiphysis
  • Open fracture of lateral condyle of humerus
  • Open fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus
  • Open fracture of proximal humerus, anatomical neck
  • Open fracture of proximal right humerus
  • Open fracture of right humerus
  • Open fracture of shaft of humerus
  • Open fracture of shaft of right humerus
  • Open fracture of surgical neck of humerus
  • Open fracture of surgical neck of right humerus
  • Open fracture proximal humerus, greater tuberosity
  • Open fracture proximal humerus, neck
  • Open fracture proximal humerus, neck
  • Open supracondylar fracture of humerus
  • Open supracondylar fracture of right humerus
  • Supracondylar fracture of humerus

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code S41.101A is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 604 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITH MCC
  • 605 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITHOUT MCC

Convert S41.101A to ICD-9

  • 880.03 - Open wound of upper arm (Approximate Flag)
  • 880.09 - Mult open wound shoulder (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm (S40-S49)
      • Open wound of shoulder and upper arm (S41)

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


Arm Injuries and Disorders

Of the 206 bones in your body, three of them are in your arm: the humerus, radius, and ulna. Your arms are also made up of muscles, joints, tendons, and other connective tissue. Injuries to any of these parts of the arm can occur during sports, a fall, or an accident.

Types of arm injuries include

  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve problems
  • Osteoarthritis

You may also have problems or injure specific parts of your arm, such as your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder.


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Wounds and 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

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

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