2021 ICD-10-CM Code S50.352

Superficial foreign body of left elbow

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S50.352 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of superficial foreign body of left 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.

ICD-10:S50.352
Short Description:Superficial foreign body of left elbow
Long Description:Superficial foreign body of left elbow

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

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:

Specific Coding for Superficial foreign body of left elbow

Non-specific codes like S50.352 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 superficial foreign body of left elbow:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S50.352A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S50.352D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S50.352S for sequela

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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)