Not Valid for Submission
S48.111 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of complete traumatic amputation at level between right shoulder and elbow. 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.
The ICD-10-CM code S48.111 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like absence of upper arm or traumatic amputation of right upper extremity at level between shoulder and elbow.
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm (S48). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
Specific Coding for Complete traumatic amp at level betw r shoulder and elbow
Non-specific codes like S48.111 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 complete traumatic amp at level betw r shoulder and elbow:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Absence of upper arm
- Traumatic amputation of right upper extremity at level between shoulder and elbow
Information for Patients
People can lose all or part of an arm or leg for a number of reasons. Common ones include
- Problems with blood circulation. These may be the result of atherosclerosis or diabetes. Severe cases may result in amputation.
- Injuries, including from traffic accidents and military combat
- Birth defects
Some amputees have phantom pain, which is the feeling of pain in the missing limb. Other physical problems include surgical complications and skin problems, if you wear an artificial limb. Many amputees use an artificial limb. Learning how to use it takes time. Physical therapy can help you adapt.
Recovery from the loss of a limb can be hard. Sadness, anger, and frustration are common. If you are having a tough time, talk to your doctor. Treatment with medicine or counseling can help.
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