2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S15.121A

Major laceration of right vertebral artery, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • S15.121A is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Major laceration of right vertebral artery, init encntr
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM S15.121A became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S15.121A - other international versions of ICD-10 S15.121A may differ.
The following code(s) above S15.121A 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 S15.121A:
  • 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
  • S15
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S15

    Injury of blood vessels at neck level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated open wound (S11.-)
    Injury of blood vessels at neck level
  • S15.12
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S15.12

    Major laceration of vertebral artery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Complete transection of vertebral artery
    • Traumatic rupture of vertebral artery
    Major laceration of vertebral artery
Approximate Synonyms
  • Right vertebral artery complete transection
  • Right vertebral artery transection
ICD-10-CM S15.121A is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face, mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face, mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face, mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy without cc/mcc
  • 913 Traumatic injury with mcc
  • 914 Traumatic injury without mcc
  • 955 Craniotomy for multiple significant trauma
  • 956 Limb reattachment, hip and femur procedures for multiple significant trauma
  • 957 Other o.r. Procedures for multiple significant trauma with mcc
  • 958 Other o.r. Procedures for multiple significant trauma with cc
  • 959 Other o.r. Procedures for multiple significant trauma without cc/mcc
  • 963 Other multiple significant trauma with mcc
  • 964 Other multiple significant trauma with cc
  • 965 Other multiple significant trauma without cc/mcc

Convert S15.121A 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S15.121A
S15.112 Minor laceration of left vertebral artery
S15.112A …… initial encounter
S15.112D …… subsequent encounter
S15.112S …… sequela
S15.119 Minor laceration of unspecified vertebral artery
S15.119A …… initial encounter
S15.119D …… subsequent encounter
S15.119S …… sequela
S15.12 Major laceration of vertebral artery
S15.121 Major laceration of right vertebral artery
S15.121A …… initial encounter
S15.121D …… subsequent encounter
S15.121S …… sequela
S15.122 Major laceration of left vertebral artery
S15.122A …… initial encounter
S15.122D …… subsequent encounter
S15.122S …… sequela
S15.129 Major laceration of unspecified vertebral artery
S15.129A …… initial encounter
S15.129D …… subsequent encounter
S15.129S …… sequela

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