Valid for Submission
S96.129S is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of laceration of muscle and tendon of long extensor muscle of toe at ankle and foot level, unspecified foot, sequela. The code S96.129S is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code S96.129S might also be used to specify conditions or terms like laceration of extensor tendon of foot or laceration of tendon of foot. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
S96.129S is a sequela code, includes a 7th character and should be used for complications that arise as a direct result of a condition like laceration of muscle and tendon of long extensor muscle of toe at ankle and foot level unspecified foot. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "sequela" code should be used for chronic or residual conditions that are complications of an initial acute disease, illness or injury. The most common sequela is pain. Usually, two diagnosis codes are needed when reporting sequela. The first code describes the nature of the sequela while the second code describes the sequela or late effect.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like S96.129S 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.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Laceration of extensor tendon of foot
- Laceration of tendon of foot
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert S96.129S to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S96.129S 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
Foot Injuries and Disorders
Each of your feet has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. No wonder a lot of things can go wrong. Here are a few common problems:
- Bunions - hard, painful bumps on the big toe joint
- Corns and calluses - thickened skin from friction or pressure
- Plantar warts - warts on the soles of your feet
- Fallen arches - also called flat feet
Ill-fitting shoes often cause these problems. Aging and being overweight also increase your chances of having foot problems.
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