ICD-10-CM Code S62.629K

Displaced fracture of middle phalanx of unspecified finger, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

S62.629K is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of displaced fracture of middle phalanx of unspecified finger, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S62.629K might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed fracture finger middle phalanx, closed fracture finger middle phalanx, base, closed fracture finger middle phalanx, head, closed fracture finger middle phalanx, multiple, closed fracture finger middle phalanx, neck, closed fracture finger middle phalanx, shaft, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

ICD-10:S62.629K
Short Description:Disp fx of middle phalanx of unspecified finger, 7thK
Long Description:Displaced fracture of middle phalanx of unspecified finger, 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 finger middle phalanx
  • Closed fracture finger middle phalanx, base
  • Closed fracture finger middle phalanx, head
  • Closed fracture finger middle phalanx, multiple
  • Closed fracture finger middle phalanx, neck
  • Closed fracture finger middle phalanx, shaft
  • Closed fracture of middle phalanx of little finger
  • Closed fracture of middle phalanx of middle finger
  • Closed fracture of middle phalanx of ring finger
  • Closed fracture of multiple sites of phalanges of hand
  • Fracture of middle AND/OR proximal phalanx of finger
  • Fracture of middle phalanx of finger
  • Fracture of multiple sites of phalanges of hand
  • 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 of middle phalanx of index finger
  • Open fracture of middle phalanx of little finger
  • Open fracture of middle phalanx of middle finger
  • Open fracture of middle phalanx of ring finger

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code S62.629K is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 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 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 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)

S62.629K 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 S62.629K 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 - Code Updated, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
    • New Description: Displaced fracture of middle phalanx of unspecified finger, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
    • Previous Description: Displaced fracture of medial phalanx of unspecified finger, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

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.

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Fractures

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.


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