Valid for Submission
S52.123F is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of displaced fracture of head of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type iiia, iiib, or iiic with routine healing. The code S52.123F 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 S52.123F might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed fracture of head of radius, closed fracture of proximal epiphysis of radius, fracture of head of radius with dislocation of distal radioulnar joint and interosseous membrane disruption, fracture of radial head or open fracture of head of radius. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
S52.123F is a subsequent encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used after the patient has completed active treatment for a condition like displaced fracture of head of unspecified radius for open fracture type iiia iiib or iiic with routine healing. 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 S52.123F 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:
- Closed fracture of head of radius
- Closed fracture of proximal epiphysis of radius
- Fracture of head of radius with dislocation of distal radioulnar joint and interosseous membrane disruption
- Fracture of radial head
- Open fracture of head of radius
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert S52.123F to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S52.123F 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.
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Also called: Broken 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
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