ICD-10-CM Code S61.209S

Unspecified open wound of unspecified finger without damage to nail, sequela

Version 2021 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

S61.209S is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified open wound of unspecified finger without damage to nail, sequela. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S61.209S might also be used to specify conditions or terms like fracture of base of metacarpal bone other than first metacarpal, fracture of multiple sites of phalanges of hand, knuckle injury, mallet finger with open tendon injury, metal nail wound, metal nail wound of finger, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

ICD-10:S61.209S
Short Description:Unsp open wound of unsp finger w/o damage to nail, sequela
Long Description:Unspecified open wound of unspecified finger without damage to nail, sequela

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Fracture of base of metacarpal bone other than first metacarpal
  • Fracture of multiple sites of phalanges of hand
  • Knuckle injury
  • Mallet finger with open tendon injury
  • Metal nail wound
  • Metal nail wound of finger
  • Multiple open dislocations of hand
  • Multiple open dislocations of hand
  • Multiple open fractures of hand bones
  • Multiple open fractures of hand bones
  • Multiple traumatic dislocation of finger
  • Nail wound of hand
  • Open dislocation of finger
  • Open dislocation of finger
  • Open dislocation of finger
  • Open dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of finger
  • Open division finger ligament
  • Open division, finger, distal interphalangeal joint, radial collateral ligament
  • Open division, finger, distal interphalangeal joint, ulnar collateral ligament
  • Open division, finger, proximal interphalangeal joint, radial collateral ligament
  • Open division, finger, proximal interphalangeal joint, ulnar collateral ligament
  • Open fracture dislocation of digit of hand
  • Open fracture dislocation of proximal interphalangeal joint
  • Open fracture finger metacarpal
  • Open fracture finger metacarpal base
  • Open fracture finger metacarpal head
  • Open fracture finger metacarpal neck
  • Open fracture finger metacarpal, multiple
  • Open fracture finger middle phalanx
  • Open fracture finger middle phalanx, base
  • Open fracture finger middle phalanx, head
  • Open fracture finger middle phalanx, multiple
  • Open fracture finger middle phalanx, neck
  • Open fracture finger middle phalanx, shaft
  • Open fracture finger proximal phalanx
  • Open fracture finger proximal phalanx, base
  • Open fracture finger proximal phalanx, head
  • Open fracture finger proximal phalanx, multiple
  • Open fracture finger proximal phalanx, neck
  • Open fracture finger proximal phalanx, shaft
  • Open fracture of base of metacarpal bone other than first metacarpal
  • Open fracture of distal phalanx of index finger
  • Open fracture of distal phalanx of ring finger
  • Open fracture of multiple sites of metacarpus
  • Open fracture of multiple sites of phalanges of hand
  • Open fracture of neck of metacarpal bone
  • Open fracture of phalanx of finger of left hand
  • Open fracture of phalanx of finger of right hand
  • Open fracture of phalanx of middle finger
  • Open fracture subluxation digit
  • Open fracture subluxation of distal interphalangeal joint
  • Open injury, common digital nerve
  • Open injury, digital nerve in finger
  • Open mallet fracture of distal phalanx of index finger
  • Open mallet fracture of distal phalanx of ring finger
  • Open traumatic dislocation digit
  • Open traumatic dislocation metacarpophalangeal joint
  • Open traumatic dislocation metacarpophalangeal joint
  • Open traumatic dislocation multiple digits
  • Open traumatic dislocation of multiple fingers
  • Open traumatic dislocation, distal interphalangeal joint
  • Open traumatic interphalangeal dislocation
  • Open traumatic subluxation digit
  • Open traumatic subluxation multiple digits
  • Open traumatic subluxation, distal interphalangeal joint
  • Open traumatic subluxation, metacarpophalangeal joint
  • Open traumatic subluxation, proximal interphalangeal joint
  • Open wound of finger
  • Open wound of finger of left hand
  • Open wound of finger of right hand
  • Open wound of finger with complication
  • Open wound of finger with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of finger with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of finger without complication
  • Open wound, finger, multiple
  • Pellet wound of finger
  • Pellet wound of hand
  • Rupture of extensor tendon of finger
  • Subluxation of finger
  • Traumatic amputation fingertip, type 1
  • Traumatic dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of finger
  • Traumatic division of finger ligament
  • Traumatic rupture of extensor tendon of finger
  • Wound due to nail device

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code S61.209S is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 604 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITH MCC
  • 605 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITHOUT MCC

Present on Admission (POA)

S61.209S is exempt from POA reporting - The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement. Review other POA exempt codes here .

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Convert S61.209S to ICD-9

  • 906.1 - Late eff open wnd extrem (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Open wound of wrist, hand and fingers (S61)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Finger Injuries and Disorders

You use your fingers and thumbs to do everything from grasping objects to playing musical instruments to typing. When there is something wrong with them, it can make life difficult. Common problems include

  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis. It can also cause deformity.
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Dupuytren's contracture - a hereditary thickening of the tough tissue that lies just below the skin of your palm. It causes the fingers to stiffen and bend.
  • Trigger finger - an irritation of the sheath that surrounds the flexor tendons. It can cause the tendon to catch and release like a trigger.
  • Claw hand (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Clubbing of the fingers or toes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Finger pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mallet finger - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Polydactyly (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Smashed fingers (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Trigger finger (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • 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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