ICD-10-CM Code S62.109K

Fracture of unspecified carpal bone, unspecified wrist, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion

Version 2021 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

S62.109K is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of fracture of unspecified carpal bone, unspecified wrist, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S62.109K might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed fracture carpal bones, multiple, closed fracture dislocation midcarpal, closed fracture dislocation perilunate , closed fracture of carpal bone, closed fracture of lunate bone of wrist, closed fracture of multiple bones of upper limb, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

ICD-10:S62.109K
Short Description:Fx unsp carpal bone, unsp wrist, subs for fx w nonunion
Long Description:Fracture of unspecified carpal bone, unspecified wrist, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion

Synonyms

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

  • Closed fracture carpal bones, multiple
  • Closed fracture dislocation midcarpal
  • Closed fracture dislocation perilunate
  • Closed fracture of carpal bone
  • Closed fracture of lunate bone of wrist
  • Closed fracture of multiple bones of upper limb
  • Closed fracture of sesamoid bone of hand
  • Closed fracture subluxation midcarpal
  • Closed fracture subluxation of the wrist
  • Closed fracture subluxation perilunate
  • Closed fracture subluxation perilunate transscaphoid
  • Closed traumatic dislocation midcarpal joint
  • Fracture dislocation of lunate
  • Fracture dislocation of midcarpal joint
  • Fracture dislocation of perilunate joint
  • Fracture of carpal bone
  • Fracture of sesamoid bone of hand
  • Fracture subluxation of midcarpal joint
  • Fracture subluxation of perilunate joint
  • Fracture subluxation of radiocarpal joint
  • Open fracture carpal bones, multiple
  • Open fracture dislocation midcarpal
  • Open fracture dislocation perilunate
  • Open fracture dislocation perilunate transscaphoid
  • Open fracture dislocation radiocarpal joint
  • Open fracture of carpal bone
  • Open fracture of scaphoid bone of wrist
  • Open fracture of sesamoid bone of hand
  • Open fracture subluxation midcarpal
  • Open fracture subluxation of the wrist
  • Open fracture subluxation of the wrist
  • Open fracture subluxation of the wrist
  • Open fracture subluxation perilunate
  • Open fracture subluxation radiocarpal joint
  • Open traumatic dislocation midcarpal joint
  • Open traumatic dislocation midcarpal joint
  • Open traumatic dislocation perilunate
  • Open traumatic dislocation radiocarpal joint
  • Open traumatic dislocation radiocarpal joint
  • Open traumatic subluxation midcarpal joint
  • Open traumatic subluxation radiocarpal joint
  • Subluxation of wrist joint
  • Transscaphoid-perilunate fracture dislocation

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code S62.109K 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.

  • 564 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 565 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 566 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Present on Admission (POA)

S62.109K 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 S62.109K to ICD-9

  • 733.82 - Nonunion of fracture (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Fracture at wrist and hand level (S62)

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


Fractures

Also called: Broken bone

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the 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

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.

  • Broken bone (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Wrist Injuries and Disorders

Your wrist is made up of eight small bones known as carpals. They support a tube that runs through your wrist. That tube, called the carpal tunnel, has tendons and a nerve inside. It is covered by a ligament, which holds it in place.

Wrist pain is common. Repetitive motion can damage your wrist. Everyday activities like typing, racquet sports or sewing can cause pain, or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist pain with bruising and swelling can be a sign of injury. The signs of a possible fracture include misshapen joints and inability to move your wrist. Some wrist fractures are a result of osteoporosis.

Other common causes of pain are

  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Gout and pseudogout
  • Colles wrist fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • De Quervain tendinitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wrist arthroscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wrist pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wrist sprain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)

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