2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S22.0

Fracture of thoracic vertebra

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S22.0 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM S22.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S22.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 S22.0 may differ.
The following code(s) above S22.0 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 S22.0:
  • 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
  • S20-S29
    2020 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
  • S22
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S22

    Fracture of rib(s), sternum and thoracic spine

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • any associated:
    • injury of intrathoracic organ (S27.-)
    • spinal cord injury (S24.0-, S24.1-)
    Includes
    • fracture of thoracic neural arch
    • fracture of thoracic spinous process
    • fracture of thoracic transverse process
    • fracture of thoracic vertebra
    • fracture of thoracic vertebral arch
    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
    Type 1 Excludes
    • transection of thorax (S28.1)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Fracture of rib(s), sternum and thoracic spine
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
Code annotations containing back-references to S22.0:
  • Code Also: S34
    , S24
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S34

    Injury of lumbar and sacral spinal cord and nerves at abdomen, lower back and pelvis level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated:
    • fracture of vertebra (S22.0-, S32.0-)
    • open wound of abdomen, lower back and pelvis (S31.-)
    • transient paralysis (R29.5)
    Note
    • Code to highest level of lumbar cord injury
    • Injuries to the spinal cord (S34.0 and S34.1) refer to the cord level and not bone level injury, and can affect nerve roots at and below the level given.
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S24

    Injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated:
    • fracture of thoracic vertebra (S22.0-)
    • open wound of thorax (S21.-)
    • transient paralysis (R29.5)
    Note
    • Code to highest level of thoracic spinal cord injury
    • Injuries to the spinal cord (S24.0 and S24.1) refer to the cord level and not bone level injury, and can affect nerve roots at and below the level given.
    Type 2 Excludes
    • injury of brachial plexus (S14.3)
  • Type 1 Excludes: M48.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.4

    Fatigue fracture of vertebra

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Stress fracture of vertebra
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pathological fracture NOS (M84.4-)
    • pathological fracture of vertebra due to neoplasm (M84.58)
    • pathological fracture of vertebra due to other diagnosis (M84.68)
    • pathological fracture of vertebra due to osteoporosis (M80.-)
    • traumatic fracture of vertebrae (S12.0-S12.3-, S22.0-, S32.0-)
  • Type 2 Excludes: S23.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S23.1

    Subluxation and dislocation of thoracic vertebra

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    Type 2 Excludes
    • fracture of thoracic vertebrae (S22.0-)
  • Use Additional: S38.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S38.1

    Crushing injury of abdomen, lower back, and pelvis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • crushing injury of external genital organs (S38.0-)
    Use Additional
    • code for all associated injuries, such as:
    • fracture of thoracic or lumbar spine and pelvis (S22.0-, S32.-)
    • injury to intra-abdominal organs (S36.-)
    • injury to urinary and pelvic organs (S37.-)
    • open wound of abdominal wall (S31.-)
    • spinal cord injury (S34.0, S34.1-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S22.0
S21.93XS …… sequela
S21.94 Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified part of thorax
S21.94XA …… initial encounter
S21.94XD …… subsequent encounter
S21.94XS …… sequela
S21.95 Open bite of unspecified part of thorax
S21.95XA …… initial encounter
S21.95XD …… subsequent encounter
S21.95XS …… sequela
S22 Fracture of rib(s), sternum and thoracic spine
S22.0 Fracture of thoracic vertebra
S22.00 Fracture of unspecified thoracic vertebra
S22.000 Wedge compression fracture of unspecified thoracic vertebra
S22.000A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S22.000B …… initial encounter for open fracture
S22.000D …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S22.000G …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S22.000K …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S22.000S …… sequela
S22.001 Stable burst fracture of unspecified thoracic vertebra
S22.001A …… initial encounter for closed fracture

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