Valid for Submission
S50.12XA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of contusion of left forearm, initial encounter. The code S50.12XA is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code S50.12XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like contusion of forearm or contusion of left forearm.
S50.12XA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like contusion of left forearm. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Superficial injury of elbow and forearm (S50). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Contusion of forearm
- Contusion of left forearm
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert S50.12XA to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S50.12XA its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Contusion, Ecchymoses
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