2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S24.1

Other and unspecified injuries of thoracic spinal cord

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S24.1 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 S24.1 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S24.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 S24.1 may differ.
The following code(s) above S24.1 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 S24.1:
  • 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
  • S20-S29
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S20-S29

    Injuries to the thorax

    Includes
    • injuries of breast
    • injuries of chest (wall)
    • injuries of interscapular area
    Type 2 Excludes
    • burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
    • effects of foreign body in bronchus (T17.5)
    • effects of foreign body in esophagus (T18.1)
    • effects of foreign body in lung (T17.8)
    • effects of foreign body in trachea (T17.4)
    • frostbite (T33-T34)
    • injuries of axilla
    • injuries of clavicle
    • injuries of scapular region
    • injuries of shoulder
    • insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)
    Injuries to the thorax
  • S24
    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)
    Injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level
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 S24.1:
  • Code Also: S31
    , S33.1
    , S21
    , S23.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S31

    Open wound of abdomen, lower back, pelvis and external genitals

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic amputation of part of abdomen, lower back and pelvis (S38.2-, S38.3)
    Type 2 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S33.1

    Subluxation and dislocation of lumbar vertebra

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    Type 2 Excludes
    • fracture of lumbar vertebrae (S32.0-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S21

    Open wound of thorax

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated injury, such as:
    • injury of heart (S26.-)
    • injury of intrathoracic organs (S27.-)
    • rib fracture (S22.3-, S22.4-)
    • spinal cord injury (S24.0-, S24.1-)
    • traumatic hemopneumothorax (S27.3)
    • traumatic hemothorax (S27.1)
    • traumatic pneumothorax (S27.0)
    • wound infection
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic amputation (partial) of thorax (S28.1)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S23.1

    Subluxation and dislocation of thoracic vertebra

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    Type 2 Excludes
    • fracture of thoracic vertebrae (S22.0-)
  • Code First: R29.5
    , S22
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R29.5

    Transient paralysis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Code First
    Type 1 Excludes
    • transient ischemic attack (G45.9)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S22

    Fracture of rib(s), sternum and thoracic spine

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • any associated:
    • injury of intrathoracic organ (S27.-)
    • spinal cord injury (S24.0-, S24.1-)
    Includes
    • fracture of thoracic neural arch
    • fracture of thoracic spinous process
    • fracture of thoracic transverse process
    • fracture of thoracic vertebra
    • fracture of thoracic vertebral arch
    Note
    • A fracture not indicated as displaced or nondisplaced should be coded to displaced
    • A fracture not indicated as open or closed should be coded to closed
    Type 1 Excludes
    • transection of thorax (S28.1)
    Type 2 Excludes
  • Note: S24
    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)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S24.1
S23.8XXS …… sequela
S23.9 Sprain of unspecified parts of thorax
S23.9XXA …… initial encounter
S23.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
S23.9XXS …… sequela
S24 Injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level
S24.0 Concussion and edema of thoracic spinal cord
S24.0XXA …… initial encounter
S24.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
S24.0XXS …… sequela
S24.1 Other and unspecified injuries of thoracic spinal cord
S24.10 Unspecified injury of thoracic spinal cord
S24.101 Unspecified injury at T1 level of thoracic spinal cord
S24.101A …… initial encounter
S24.101D …… subsequent encounter
S24.101S …… sequela
S24.102 Unspecified injury at T2-T6 level of thoracic spinal cord
S24.102A …… initial encounter
S24.102D …… subsequent encounter
S24.102S …… sequela
S24.103 Unspecified injury at T7-T10 level of thoracic spinal cord

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