ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S40.859D

Superficial foreign body of unsp upper arm, subs encntr

Diagnosis Code S40.859D

ICD-10: S40.859D
Short Description: Superficial foreign body of unsp upper arm, subs encntr
Long Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified upper arm, subsequent encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S40.859D

Valid for Submission
The code S40.859D is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm (S40-S49)
      • Superficial injury of shoulder and upper arm (S40)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S40.859D is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 949 - AFTERCARE WITH CC/MCC
  • 950 - AFTERCARE WITHOUT CC/MCC

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The code S40.859D is exempt from POA reporting.

Synonyms
  • Foreign body in arm
  • Foreign body of skin of axilla
  • Foreign body of skin of chest
  • Foreign body of skin of upper arm
  • Foreign body of skin of upper limb
  • Splinter in arm
  • Splinter of axilla, without major open wound
  • Splinter of axilla, without major open wound
  • Splinter of axilla, without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of shoulder and upper arm, without major wound, infected
  • Splinter of shoulder and upper arm, without major wound, infected
  • Splinter of upper arm, without major open wound
  • Splinter of upper arm, without major open wound
  • Splinter of upper arm, without major open wound, infected
  • Superficial foreign body in upper arm
  • Superficial foreign body of axilla without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of axilla without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of chest wall without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of upper arm without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of upper arm without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial injury of axilla
  • Superficial injury of axilla
  • Superficial injury of axilla with infection
  • Superficial injury of axilla without infection
  • Superficial injury of upper arm with infection
  • Superficial injury of upper arm without infection
  • Wood splinter in axilla
  • Wood splinter in trunk

Information for Patients


Foreign Bodies

If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.

Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.

  • Bezoar (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye - foreign object in (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia)


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