Not Valid for Submission
S99.049 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 iv physeal fracture of unspecified 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.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like S99.049 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.
Specific Coding for Sltr-haris Type IV physeal fracture of unspecified calcaneus
Header codes like S99.049 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 sltr-haris type iv physeal fracture of unspecified calcaneus:
- S99.049A - ... initial encounter for closed fracture
- S99.049B - ... initial encounter for open fracture
- S99.049D - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
- S99.049G - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
- S99.049K - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
- S99.049P - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
- S99.049S - ... sequela
Information for Patients
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
- Intense pain
- Deformity - the limb looks out of place
- Swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the injury
- Numbness and tingling
- Problems moving a limb
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.
- Broken bone (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Closed reduction of a fractured bone (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Closed reduction of a fractured bone - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
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
- Bruises that you get walking, running or jumping
- Wearing shoes that don't fit or aren't made well
- Being overweight
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.
- Achilles tendinitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Achilles tendon repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Achilles tendon rupture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bursitis of the heel (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Heel pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Heel pain and Achilles tendonitis -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Plantar fasciitis (Medical Encyclopedia)