Not Valid for Submission
S88.11 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of complete traumatic amputation at level between knee and ankle. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Specific Coding for Complete traumatic amputation at level betw knee and ankle
Header codes like S88.11 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for complete traumatic amputation at level betw knee and ankle:
- S88.111 - ... right lower leg
- S88.111A - ... right lower leg, initial encounter
- S88.111D - ... right lower leg, subsequent encounter
- S88.111S - ... right lower leg, sequela
- S88.112 - ... left lower leg
- S88.112A - ... left lower leg, initial encounter
- S88.112D - ... left lower leg, subsequent encounter
- S88.112S - ... left lower leg, sequela
- S88.119 - ... unspecified lower leg
- S88.119A - ... unspecified lower leg, initial encounter
- S88.119D - ... unspecified lower leg, subsequent encounter
- S88.119S - ... unspecified lower leg, sequela
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S88.11 are found in the index:
Information for Patients
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
- 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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