2021 ICD-10-CM Code S42.13

Fracture of coracoid process

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S42.13 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fracture of coracoid process. 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:S42.13
Short Description:Fracture of coracoid process
Long Description:Fracture of coracoid process

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Fracture of coracoid process

Non-specific codes like S42.13 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 fracture of coracoid process:

  • Use S42.131 for Displaced fracture of coracoid process, right shoulder
  • Use S42.131A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S42.131B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • Use S42.131D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • Use S42.131G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S42.131K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • Use S42.131P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • Use S42.131S for sequela
  • Use S42.132 for Displaced fracture of coracoid process, left shoulder
  • Use S42.132A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S42.132B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • Use S42.132D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • Use S42.132G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S42.132K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • Use S42.132P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • Use S42.132S for sequela
  • Use S42.133 for Displaced fracture of coracoid process, unspecified shoulder
  • Use S42.133A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S42.133B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • Use S42.133D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • Use S42.133G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S42.133K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • Use S42.133P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • Use S42.133S for sequela
  • Use S42.134 for Nondisplaced fracture of coracoid process, right shoulder
  • Use S42.134A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S42.134B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • Use S42.134D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • Use S42.134G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S42.134K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • Use S42.134P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • Use S42.134S for sequela
  • Use S42.135 for Nondisplaced fracture of coracoid process, left shoulder
  • Use S42.135A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S42.135B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • Use S42.135D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • Use S42.135G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S42.135K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • Use S42.135P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • Use S42.135S for sequela
  • Use S42.136 for Nondisplaced fracture of coracoid process, unspecified shoulder
  • Use S42.136A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S42.136B for initial encounter for open fracture
  • Use S42.136D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • Use S42.136G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S42.136K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • Use S42.136P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • Use S42.136S for sequela

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 S42.13 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Fractures

Also called: Broken bone

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.


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Shoulder Injuries and Disorders

Your shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Your shoulders are the most movable joints in your body. They can also be unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Because your shoulder can be unstable, it can be easily injured. Common problems include

Health care providers diagnose shoulder problems by using your medical history, a physical exam, and imaging tests.

Often, the first treatment for shoulder problems is RICE. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Other treatments include exercise and medicines to reduce pain and swelling. If those don't work, you may need surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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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)