2021 ICD-10-CM Code S96.299

Other specified injury of intrinsic muscle and tendon at ankle and foot level, unspecified foot

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code
Unspecified Code

Not Valid for Submission

S96.299 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other specified injury of intrinsic muscle and tendon at ankle and foot level, unspecified foot. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like S96.299 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.

ICD-10:S96.299
Short Description:Inj intrinsic msl/tnd at ankle and foot level, unsp foot
Long Description:Other specified injury of intrinsic muscle and tendon at ankle and foot level, unspecified foot

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Inj intrinsic msl/tnd at ankle and foot level, unsp foot

Header codes like S96.299 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 inj intrinsic msl/tnd at ankle and foot level, unsp foot:

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:

Ill-fitting shoes often cause these problems. Aging and being overweight also increase your chances of having foot problems.


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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)