2022 ICD-10-CM Code S85.112A
Laceration of unspecified tibial artery, left leg, initial encounter

Version 2022
ICD-10:S85.112A
Short Description:Laceration of unsp tibial artery, left leg, init encntr
Long Description:Laceration of unspecified tibial artery, left leg, initial encounter
Status: Valid for Submission

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the knee and lower leg (S80-S89)
      • Injury of blood vessels at lower leg level (S85)

S85.112A is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of laceration of unspecified tibial artery, left leg, initial encounter. The code S85.112A is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

S85.112A is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like laceration of unspecified tibial artery left leg. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like S85.112A 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.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Injury of blood vessels at lower leg level (S85). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Convert S85.112A to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S85.112A 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.

Information for Patients


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Leg Injuries and Disorders

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Code History

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