2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S79.139S

Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of lower end of unspecified femur, sequela

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • S79.139S is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Sltr-haris Type III physl fx lower end of unsp femur, sqla
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM S79.139S became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S79.139S - other international versions of ICD-10 S79.139S may differ.
The following code(s) above S79.139S 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 S79.139S:
  • 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
  • S70-S79
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S70-S79

    Injuries to the hip and thigh

    Type 2 Excludes
    Injuries to the hip and thigh
  • S79
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S79

    Other and unspecified injuries of hip and thigh

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Note
    • A fracture not indicated as open or closed should be coded to closed
    Other and unspecified injuries of hip and thigh
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • S79.139S is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM S79.139S is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 559 Aftercare, musculoskeletal system and connective tissue with mcc
  • 560 Aftercare, musculoskeletal system and connective tissue with cc
  • 561 Aftercare, musculoskeletal system and connective tissue without cc/mcc

Convert S79.139S to ICD-9-CM

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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S79.139S
S79.132G …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S79.132K …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S79.132P …… subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
S79.132S …… sequela
S79.139 Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of lower end of unspecified femur
S79.139A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S79.139D …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S79.139G …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S79.139K …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S79.139P …… subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
S79.139S …… sequela
S79.14 Salter-Harris Type IV physeal fracture of lower end of femur
S79.141 Salter-Harris Type IV physeal fracture of lower end of right femur
S79.141A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S79.141D …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S79.141G …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S79.141K …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S79.141P …… subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
S79.141S …… sequela
S79.142 Salter-Harris Type IV physeal fracture of lower end of left femur
S79.142A …… initial encounter for closed fracture

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