Not Valid for Submission
S49.101 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified physeal fracture of lower end of humerus, right arm. The code 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 S49.101 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed fracture of distal end of right humerus, closed fracture of epiphyseal plate of distal end of right humerus or closed fracture of epiphyseal plate of distal humerus.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like S49.101 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.
Specific Coding for Unsp physeal fracture of lower end of humerus, right arm
Header codes like S49.101 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 unsp physeal fracture of lower end of humerus, right arm:
- S49.101A - ... initial encounter for closed fracture
- S49.101D - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
- S49.101G - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
- S49.101K - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
- S49.101P - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
- S49.101S - ... sequela
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Closed fracture of distal end of right humerus
- Closed fracture of epiphyseal plate of distal end of right humerus
- Closed fracture of epiphyseal plate of distal humerus
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
- Broken bones
- Nerve problems
You may also have problems or injure specific parts of your arm, such as your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder.
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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
- Intense pain
- Deformity - the limb looks out of place
- Swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the injury
- Numbness and tingling
- Problems moving a limb
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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