2021 ICD-10-CM Code S99.031

Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of right calcaneus

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S99.031 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of salter-harris type iii physeal fracture of right calcaneus. 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.

ICD-10:S99.031
Short Description:Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of right calcaneus
Long Description:Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of right calcaneus

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of right calcaneus

Header codes like S99.031 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 salter-harris type iii physeal fracture of right calcaneus:

  • S99.031A - ... initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S99.031B - ... initial encounter for open fracture
  • S99.031D - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S99.031G - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S99.031K - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S99.031P - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S99.031S - ... sequela

Information for Patients


Fractures

Also called: Broken bone

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.


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Heel Injuries and Disorders

Heel problems are common and can be painful. Often, they result from too much stress on your heel bone and the tissues that surround it. That stress can come from

These can lead to tendinitis, bursitis, and fasciitis, which are all types of inflammation of the tissues that surround your heel. Over time the stress can cause bone spurs and deformities. Certain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout, can also lead to heel problems. Treatments for heel problems might include rest, medicines, exercises, taping, and special shoes. Surgery is rarely needed.


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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