2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S21.149

Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified front wall of thorax without penetration into thoracic cavity

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S21.149 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Pnctr w fb of unsp front wall of thorax w/o penet thor cav
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM S21.149 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S21.149 - other international versions of ICD-10 S21.149 may differ.
The following code(s) above S21.149 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 S21.149:
  • 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
  • S21
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S21

    Open wound of thorax

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated injury, such as:
    • injury of heart (S26.-)
    • injury of intrathoracic organs (S27.-)
    • rib fracture (S22.3-, S22.4-)
    • spinal cord injury (S24.0-, S24.1-)
    • traumatic hemopneumothorax (S27.3)
    • traumatic hemothorax (S27.1)
    • traumatic pneumothorax (S27.0)
    • wound infection
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic amputation (partial) of thorax (S28.1)
    Open wound of thorax
  • S21.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S21.1

    Open wound of front wall of thorax without penetration into thoracic cavity

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Open wound of chest without penetration into thoracic cavity
    Open wound of front wall of thorax without penetration into thoracic cavity
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 S21.149
S21.139S …… sequela
S21.14 Puncture wound with foreign body of front wall of thorax without penetration into thoracic cavity
S21.141 Puncture wound with foreign body of right front wall of thorax without penetration into thoracic cavity
S21.141A …… initial encounter
S21.141D …… subsequent encounter
S21.141S …… sequela
S21.142 Puncture wound with foreign body of left front wall of thorax without penetration into thoracic cavity
S21.142A …… initial encounter
S21.142D …… subsequent encounter
S21.142S …… sequela
S21.149 Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified front wall of thorax without penetration into thoracic cavity
S21.149A …… initial encounter
S21.149D …… subsequent encounter
S21.149S …… sequela
S21.15 Open bite of front wall of thorax without penetration into thoracic cavity
S21.151 Open bite of right front wall of thorax without penetration into thoracic cavity
S21.151A …… initial encounter
S21.151D …… subsequent encounter
S21.151S …… sequela
S21.152 Open bite of left front wall of thorax without penetration into thoracic cavity
S21.152A …… initial encounter

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