2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S12.251

Other traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of third cervical vertebra

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S12.251 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Oth traum nondisp spondylolysis of third cervcal vertebra
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM S12.251 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S12.251 - other international versions of ICD-10 S12.251 may differ.
The following code(s) above S12.251 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 S12.251:
  • 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
  • S12
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S12

    Fracture of cervical vertebra and other parts of neck

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S12.251:
  • Spondylolisthesis (acquired) (degenerative) M43.10
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M43.10

    Spondylolisthesis, site unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    • traumatic (old) M43.10
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M43.10

      Spondylolisthesis, site unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      • acute
        • third cervical (displaced) S12.230
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S12.230

          Unspecified traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of third cervical vertebra

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
          • specified type NEC (displaced) S12.250
            ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S12.250

            Other traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of third cervical vertebra

              2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
            • nondisplaced S12.251

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S12.251
S12.24XK …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S12.24XS …… sequela
S12.25 Other traumatic spondylolisthesis of third cervical vertebra
S12.250 Other traumatic displaced spondylolisthesis of third cervical vertebra
S12.250A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S12.250B …… initial encounter for open fracture
S12.250D …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S12.250G …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S12.250K …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S12.250S …… sequela
S12.251 Other traumatic nondisplaced spondylolisthesis of third cervical vertebra
S12.251A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S12.251B …… initial encounter for open fracture
S12.251D …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S12.251G …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S12.251K …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S12.251S …… sequela
S12.29 Other fracture of third cervical vertebra
S12.290 Other displaced fracture of third cervical vertebra
S12.290A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S12.290B …… initial encounter for open fracture

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