Valid for Submission
S51.819D is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of laceration without foreign body of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter. The code S51.819D 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 S51.819D might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cut of forearm, laceration of forearm, laceration of forearm without foreign body, superficial laceration of forearm or superficial laceration of upper limb. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
S51.819D is a subsequent encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used after the patient has completed active treatment for a condition like laceration without foreign body of unspecified forearm. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "subsequent encounter" occurs when the patient is receiving routine care for the condition during the healing or recovery phase of treatment. Subsequent diagnosis codes are appropriate during the recovery phase, no matter how many times the patient has seen the provider for this condition. If the provider needs to adjust the patient's care plan due to a setback or other complication, the encounter becomes active again.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like S51.819D 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.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Cut of forearm
- Laceration of forearm
- Laceration of forearm without foreign body
- Superficial laceration of forearm
- Superficial laceration of upper limb
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert S51.819D to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S51.819D 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
Wounds and Injuries
Also called: Traumatic injuries
Other common types of injuries include
- Animal bites
- Electrical injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Bleeding (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Crush injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cuts and puncture wounds (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Electrical injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gunshot wounds -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
- How wounds heal (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Laceration - sutures or staples - at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Lacerations - liquid bandage (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Surgical wound care (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Surgical wound infection - treatment (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Wet to dry dressing changes (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Wound care centers (Medical Encyclopedia)
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