2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S34.109

Unspecified injury to unspecified level of lumbar spinal cord

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S34.109 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Unsp injury to unspecified level of lumbar spinal cord
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM S34.109 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S34.109 - other international versions of ICD-10 S34.109 may differ.
The following code(s) above S34.109 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 S34.109:
  • 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
  • S30-S39
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S30-S39

    Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals

    Includes
    • injuries to the abdominal wall
    • injuries to the anus
    • injuries to the buttock
    • injuries to the external genitalia
    • injuries to the flank
    • injuries to the groin
    Type 2 Excludes
    • burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
    • effects of foreign body in anus and rectum (T18.5)
    • effects of foreign body in genitourinary tract (T19.-)
    • effects of foreign body in stomach, small intestine and colon (T18.2-T18.4)
    • frostbite (T33-T34)
    • insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)
    Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals
  • S34
    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.
    Injury of lumbar and sacral spinal cord and nerves at abdomen, lower back and pelvis level
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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S34.109:
  • Injury T14.90
    - see also specified injury type
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.90

    Injury, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Injury NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S34.109
S34.103D …… subsequent encounter
S34.103S …… sequela
S34.104 Unspecified injury to L4 level of lumbar spinal cord
S34.104A …… initial encounter
S34.104D …… subsequent encounter
S34.104S …… sequela
S34.105 Unspecified injury to L5 level of lumbar spinal cord
S34.105A …… initial encounter
S34.105D …… subsequent encounter
S34.105S …… sequela
S34.109 Unspecified injury to unspecified level of lumbar spinal cord
S34.109A …… initial encounter
S34.109D …… subsequent encounter
S34.109S …… sequela
S34.11 Complete lesion of lumbar spinal cord
S34.111 Complete lesion of L1 level of lumbar spinal cord
S34.111A …… initial encounter
S34.111D …… subsequent encounter
S34.111S …… sequela
S34.112 Complete lesion of L2 level of lumbar spinal cord
S34.112A …… initial encounter

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