2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S20.479

Other superficial bite of unspecified back wall of thorax

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S20.479 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 S20.479 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S20.479 - other international versions of ICD-10 S20.479 may differ.
The following code(s) above S20.479 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 S20.479:
  • 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
  • S20-S29
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range S20-S29

    Injuries to the thorax

    Includes
    • injuries of breast
    • injuries of chest (wall)
    • injuries of interscapular area
    Type 2 Excludes
    • burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
    • effects of foreign body in bronchus (T17.5)
    • effects of foreign body in esophagus (T18.1)
    • effects of foreign body in lung (T17.8)
    • effects of foreign body in trachea (T17.4)
    • frostbite (T33-T34)
    • injuries of axilla
    • injuries of clavicle
    • injuries of scapular region
    • injuries of shoulder
    • insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)
    Injuries to the thorax
  • S20.47
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S20.47

    Other superficial bite of back wall of thorax

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • open bite of back wall of thorax (S21.24)
    Other superficial bite of back wall of thorax
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S20.479
S20.469S …… sequela
S20.47 Other superficial bite of back wall of thorax
S20.471 Other superficial bite of right back wall of thorax
S20.471A …… initial encounter
S20.471D …… subsequent encounter
S20.471S …… sequela
S20.472 Other superficial bite of left back wall of thorax
S20.472A …… initial encounter
S20.472D …… subsequent encounter
S20.472S …… sequela
S20.479 Other superficial bite of unspecified back wall of thorax
S20.479A …… initial encounter
S20.479D …… subsequent encounter
S20.479S …… sequela
S20.9 Superficial injury of unspecified parts of thorax
S20.90 Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified parts of thorax
S20.90XA …… initial encounter
S20.90XD …… subsequent encounter
S20.90XS …… sequela
S20.91 Abrasion of unspecified parts of thorax
S20.91XA …… initial encounter

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