2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S12.0

Fracture of first cervical vertebra

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S12.0 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM S12.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S12.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 S12.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Atlas
The following code(s) above S12.0 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 S12.0:
  • S00-T88
    2020 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
    2020 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
  • S12
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S12

    Fracture of cervical vertebra and other parts of neck

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • any associated cervical spinal cord injury (S14.0, S14.1-)
    Includes
    • fracture of cervical neural arch
    • fracture of cervical spine
    • fracture of cervical spinous process
    • fracture of cervical transverse process
    • fracture of cervical vertebral arch
    • fracture of neck
    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
    Fracture of cervical vertebra and other parts of neck
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
Code annotations containing back-references to S12.0:
  • Code Also: S14
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S14

    Injury of nerves and spinal cord at neck level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    Note
    • Code to highest level of cervical cord injury
  • Type 1 Excludes: M48.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.4

    Fatigue fracture of vertebra

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Stress fracture of vertebra
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pathological fracture NOS (M84.4-)
    • pathological fracture of vertebra due to neoplasm (M84.58)
    • pathological fracture of vertebra due to other diagnosis (M84.68)
    • pathological fracture of vertebra due to osteoporosis (M80.-)
    • traumatic fracture of vertebrae (S12.0-S12.3-, S22.0-, S32.0-)
  • Type 2 Excludes: S13.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S13.1

    Subluxation and dislocation of cervical vertebrae

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated:
    • open wound of neck (S11.-)
    • spinal cord injury (S14.1-)
    Type 2 Excludes
  • Use Additional: S17
    , T71.16
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S17

    Crushing injury of neck

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code for all associated injuries, such as:
    • injury of blood vessels (S15.-)
    • open wound of neck (S11.-)
    • spinal cord injury (S14.0, S14.1-)
    • vertebral fracture (S12.0--S12.3-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T71.16

    Asphyxiation due to hanging

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Hanging by window shade cord
    Use Additional
    • code for any associated injuries, such as:
    • crushing injury of neck (S17.-)
    • fracture of cervical vertebrae (S12.0-S12.2-)
    • open wound of neck (S11.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S12.0
S11.93XS …… sequela
S11.94 Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified part of neck
S11.94XA …… initial encounter
S11.94XD …… subsequent encounter
S11.94XS …… sequela
S11.95 Open bite of unspecified part of neck
S11.95XA …… initial encounter
S11.95XD …… subsequent encounter
S11.95XS …… sequela
S12 Fracture of cervical vertebra and other parts of neck
S12.0 Fracture of first cervical vertebra
S12.00 Unspecified fracture of first cervical vertebra
S12.000 Unspecified displaced fracture of first cervical vertebra
S12.000A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S12.000B …… initial encounter for open fracture
S12.000D …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S12.000G …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S12.000K …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S12.000S …… sequela
S12.001 Unspecified nondisplaced fracture of first cervical vertebra
S12.001A …… initial encounter for closed fracture

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