2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S12.040

Displaced lateral mass fracture of first cervical vertebra

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S12.040 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM S12.040 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S12.040 - other international versions of ICD-10 S12.040 may differ.
The following code(s) above S12.040 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 S12.040:
  • S00-T88
    2019 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
    2019 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 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
  • S12.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S12.0

    Fracture of first cervical vertebra

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Atlas
    Fracture of first cervical vertebra
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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S12.040:
  • Fracture, traumatic (abduction) (adduction) (separation) T14.8
    - see also Fracture, pathological
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.8

    Other injury of unspecified body region

      2016 2017 2018 - Deleted Code 2018 - New Code 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abrasion NOS
    • Contusion NOS
    • Crush injury NOS
    • Fracture NOS
    • Skin injury NOS
    • Vascular injury NOS
    • Wound NOS
    • neck S12.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S12.9

      Fracture of neck, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Fracture of neck NOS
      • Fracture of cervical spine NOS
      • Fracture of cervical vertebra NOS
      • cervical vertebra S12.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S12.9

        Fracture of neck, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Fracture of neck NOS
        • Fracture of cervical spine NOS
        • Fracture of cervical vertebra NOS
        • first (displaced) S12.000
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S12.000

          Unspecified displaced fracture of first cervical vertebra

            2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S12.040
S12.030K …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S12.030S …… sequela
S12.031 Nondisplaced posterior arch fracture of first cervical vertebra
S12.031A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S12.031B …… initial encounter for open fracture
S12.031D …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S12.031G …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S12.031K …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S12.031S …… sequela
S12.04 Lateral mass fracture of first cervical vertebra
S12.040 Displaced lateral mass fracture of first cervical vertebra
S12.040A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S12.040B …… initial encounter for open fracture
S12.040D …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S12.040G …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S12.040K …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S12.040S …… sequela
S12.041 Nondisplaced lateral mass fracture of first cervical vertebra
S12.041A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S12.041B …… initial encounter for open fracture
S12.041D …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing

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