2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S34.9

Injury of unspecified nerves at abdomen, lower back and pelvis level

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S34.9 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Injury of unsp nerves at abdomen, low back and pelvis level
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM S34.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S34.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 S34.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above S34.9 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 S34.9:
  • 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 S34.9:
  • 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
    • nerve NEC T14.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.8

      Other injury of unspecified body region

        2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Abrasion NOS
      • Contusion NOS
      • Crush injury NOS
      • Fracture NOS
      • Skin injury NOS
      • Vascular injury NOS
      • Wound NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S34.9
S34.5XXD …… subsequent encounter
S34.5XXS …… sequela
S34.6 Injury of peripheral nerve(s) at abdomen, lower back and pelvis level
S34.6XXA …… initial encounter
S34.6XXD …… subsequent encounter
S34.6XXS …… sequela
S34.8 Injury of other nerves at abdomen, lower back and pelvis level
S34.8XXA …… initial encounter
S34.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
S34.8XXS …… sequela
S34.9 Injury of unspecified nerves at abdomen, lower back and pelvis level
S34.9XXA …… initial encounter
S34.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
S34.9XXS …… sequela
S35 Injury of blood vessels at abdomen, lower back and pelvis level
S35.0 Injury of abdominal aorta
S35.00 Unspecified injury of abdominal aorta
S35.00XA …… initial encounter
S35.00XD …… subsequent encounter
S35.00XS …… sequela
S35.01 Minor laceration of abdominal aorta

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