2021 ICD-10-CM Codes for Injury of nerves at shoulder and upper arm level (S44)

Instructional Notations

Code Also Code Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.

  • any associated open wound S41

Type 2 Excludes Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

  • injury of brachial plexus S14.3

7th Character Note 7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.

  • The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category S44

7th Character 7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.

  • A - initial encounter
  • D - subsequent encounter
  • S - sequela
    • ICD-10 Index

      • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)

        • Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm (S40-S49)

            • Injury of nerves at shoulder and upper arm level (S44)
            • S44 - Injury of nerves at shoulder and upper arm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.0 - Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.00 - Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, unspecified arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.00XA - Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.00XD - Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.00XS - Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.01 - Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.01XA - Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.01XD - Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.01XS - Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.02 - Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.02XA - Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.02XD - Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.02XS - Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.1 - Injury of median nerve at upper arm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.10 - Injury of median nerve at upper arm level, unspecified arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.10XA - Injury of median nerve at upper arm level, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.10XD - Injury of median nerve at upper arm level, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.10XS - Injury of median nerve at upper arm level, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.11 - Injury of median nerve at upper arm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.11XA - Injury of median nerve at upper arm level, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.11XD - Injury of median nerve at upper arm level, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.11XS - Injury of median nrv at upper arm level, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.12 - Injury of median nerve at upper arm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.12XA - Injury of median nerve at upper arm level, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.12XD - Injury of median nerve at upper arm level, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.12XS - Injury of median nerve at upper arm level, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.2 - Injury of radial nerve at upper arm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.20 - Injury of radial nerve at upper arm level, unspecified arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.20XA - Injury of radial nerve at upper arm level, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.20XD - Injury of radial nerve at upper arm level, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.20XS - Injury of radial nerve at upper arm level, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.21 - Injury of radial nerve at upper arm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.21XA - Injury of radial nerve at upper arm level, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.21XD - Injury of radial nerve at upper arm level, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.21XS - Injury of radial nrv at upper arm level, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.22 - Injury of radial nerve at upper arm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.22XA - Injury of radial nerve at upper arm level, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.22XD - Injury of radial nerve at upper arm level, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.22XS - Injury of radial nerve at upper arm level, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.3 - Injury of axillary nerve NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.30 - Injury of axillary nerve, unspecified arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.30XA - Injury of axillary nerve, unspecified arm, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.30XD - Injury of axillary nerve, unspecified arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.30XS - Injury of axillary nerve, unspecified arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.31 - Injury of axillary nerve, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.31XA - Injury of axillary nerve, right arm, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.31XD - Injury of axillary nerve, right arm, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.31XS - Injury of axillary nerve, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.32 - Injury of axillary nerve, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.32XA - Injury of axillary nerve, left arm, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.32XD - Injury of axillary nerve, left arm, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.32XS - Injury of axillary nerve, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.4 - Injury of musculocutaneous nerve NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.40 - Injury of musculocutaneous nerve, unspecified arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.40XA - Injury of musculocutaneous nerve, unsp arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.40XD - Injury of musculocutaneous nerve, unsp arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.40XS - Injury of musculocutaneous nerve, unspecified arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.41 - Injury of musculocutaneous nerve, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.41XA - Injury of musculocutaneous nerve, right arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.41XD - Injury of musculocutaneous nerve, right arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.41XS - Injury of musculocutaneous nerve, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.42 - Injury of musculocutaneous nerve, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.42XA - Injury of musculocutaneous nerve, left arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.42XD - Injury of musculocutaneous nerve, left arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.42XS - Injury of musculocutaneous nerve, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.5 - Injury of cutaneous sensory nerve at shldr/up arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.50 - Injury of cutaneous sensory nerve at shldr/up arm, unsp arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.50XA - Inj cutan sensory nerve at shldr/up arm, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.50XD - Inj cutan sensory nerve at shldr/up arm, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.50XS - Inj cutan sensory nerve at shldr/up arm, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.51 - Injury of cutaneous sensory nerve at shldr/up arm, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.51XA - Inj cutan sensory nerve at shldr/up arm, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.51XD - Inj cutan sensory nerve at shldr/up arm, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.51XS - Inj cutan sensory nerve at shldr/up arm, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.52 - Injury of cutaneous sensory nerve at shldr/up arm, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.52XA - Inj cutan sensory nerve at shldr/up arm, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.52XD - Inj cutan sensory nerve at shldr/up arm, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.52XS - Inj cutan sensory nerve at shldr/up arm, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.8 - Injury of other nerves at shoulder and upper arm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.8X - Injury of other nerves at shoulder and upper arm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.8X1 - Injury of nerves at shoulder and upper arm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.8X1A - Injury of nerves at shldr/up arm, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.8X1D - Injury of nerves at shldr/up arm, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.8X1S - Injury of nerves at shldr/up arm, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.8X2 - Injury of nerves at shoulder and upper arm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.8X2A - Injury of nerves at shldr/up arm, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.8X2D - Injury of nerves at shldr/up arm, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.8X2S - Injury of nerves at shldr/up arm, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.8X9 - Injury of nerves at shoulder and upper arm level, unsp arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.8X9A - Injury of nerves at shldr/up arm, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.8X9D - Injury of nerves at shldr/up arm, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.8X9S - Injury of nerves at shldr/up arm, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.9 - Injury of unspecified nerve at shoulder and upper arm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.90 - Injury of unsp nerve at shldr/up arm, unsp arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.90XA - Injury of unsp nerve at shldr/up arm, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.90XD - Injury of unsp nerve at shldr/up arm, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.90XS - Injury of unsp nerve at shldr/up arm, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.91 - Injury of unsp nerve at shldr/up arm, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.91XA - Injury of unsp nerve at shldr/up arm, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.91XD - Injury of unsp nerve at shldr/up arm, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.91XS - Injury of unsp nerve at shldr/up arm, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.92 - Injury of unsp nerve at shldr/up arm, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.92XA - Injury of unsp nerve at shldr/up arm, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.92XD - Injury of unsp nerve at shldr/up arm, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S44.92XS - Injury of unsp nerve at shldr/up arm, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE