2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S14.3

Injury of brachial plexus

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S14.3 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM S14.3 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S14.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 S14.3 may differ.
The following code(s) above S14.3 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to S14.3:
  • S00-T88
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • S10-S19
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S10-S19

    Injuries to the neck

    Includes
    • injuries of nape
    • injuries of supraclavicular region
    • injuries of throat
    Type 2 Excludes
    • burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
    • effects of foreign body in esophagus (T18.1)
    • effects of foreign body in larynx (T17.3)
    • effects of foreign body in pharynx (T17.2)
    • effects of foreign body in trachea (T17.4)
    • frostbite (T33-T34)
    • insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)
    Injuries to the neck
  • S14
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S14

    Injury of nerves and spinal cord at neck level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    Note
    • Code to highest level of cervical cord injury
    Injury of nerves and spinal cord at neck level
Clinical Information
  • The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Brachial plexus injuries are caused by damage to those nerves.symptoms may include
    • a limp or paralyzed arm
    • lack of muscle control in the arm, hand, or wrist
    • lack of feeling or sensation in the arm or hand
    brachial plexus injuries can occur as a result of shoulder trauma, tumors, or inflammation. Sometimes they happen during childbirth when a baby's shoulders become stuck during delivery and the nerves stretch or tear.some brachial plexus injuries may heal without treatment. Many children who are injured during birth improve or recover by 3 to 4 months of age. Treatment includes physical therapy and, in some cases, surgery.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to S14.3:
  • Type 2 Excludes: S44
    , S24
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S44

    Injury of nerves at shoulder and upper arm level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated open wound (S41.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • injury of brachial plexus (S14.3-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S24

    Injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated:
    • fracture of thoracic vertebra (S22.0-)
    • open wound of thorax (S21.-)
    • transient paralysis (R29.5)
    Note
    • Code to highest level of thoracic spinal cord injury
    • Injuries to the spinal cord (S24.0 and S24.1) refer to the cord level and not bone level injury, and can affect nerve roots at and below the level given.
    Type 2 Excludes
    • injury of brachial plexus (S14.3)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S14.3:
  • Injury T14.90
    - see also specified injury type
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.90

    Injury, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Injury NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S14.3
S14.158D …… subsequent encounter
S14.158S …… sequela
S14.159 Other incomplete lesion at unspecified level of cervical spinal cord
S14.159A …… initial encounter
S14.159D …… subsequent encounter
S14.159S …… sequela
S14.2 Injury of nerve root of cervical spine
S14.2XXA …… initial encounter
S14.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
S14.2XXS …… sequela
S14.3 Injury of brachial plexus
S14.3XXA …… initial encounter
S14.3XXD …… subsequent encounter
S14.3XXS …… sequela
S14.4 Injury of peripheral nerves of neck
S14.4XXA …… initial encounter
S14.4XXD …… subsequent encounter
S14.4XXS …… sequela
S14.5 Injury of cervical sympathetic nerves
S14.5XXA …… initial encounter
S14.5XXD …… subsequent encounter

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.