ICD-10-CM Code S68.519A

Complete traumatic transphalangeal amputation of unspecified thumb, initial encounter

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S68.519A is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of complete traumatic transphalangeal amputation of unspecified thumb, initial encounter. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S68.519A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like traumatic amputation of thumb or traumatic amputation of thumb or traumatic amputation, thumb, proximal phalanx or traumatic amputation, thumb, through interphalangeal joint.

ICD-10:S68.519A
Short Description:Complete traumatic transphalangeal amputation of thmb, init
Long Description:Complete traumatic transphalangeal amputation of unspecified thumb, initial encounter

Synonyms

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

  • Traumatic amputation of thumb
  • Traumatic amputation of thumb
  • Traumatic amputation, thumb, proximal phalanx
  • Traumatic amputation, thumb, through interphalangeal joint

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code S68.519A 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.

  • 913 - TRAUMATIC INJURY WITH MCC
  • 914 - TRAUMATIC INJURY WITHOUT MCC

Convert S68.519A to ICD-9

  • 885.0 - Amputation thumb (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Traumatic amputation of wrist, hand and fingers (S68)

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


Limb Loss

People can lose all or part of an arm or leg for a number of reasons. Common ones include

  • Problems with blood circulation. These may be the result of atherosclerosis or diabetes. Severe cases may result in amputation.
  • Injuries, including from traffic accidents and military combat
  • Cancer
  • Birth defects

Some amputees have phantom pain, which is the feeling of pain in the missing limb. Other physical problems include surgical complications and skin problems, if you wear an artificial limb. Many amputees use an artificial limb. Learning how to use it takes time. Physical therapy can help you adapt.

Recovery from the loss of a limb can be hard. Sadness, anger, and frustration are common. If you are having a tough time, talk to your doctor. Treatment with medicine or counseling can help.

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