2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S40.242

External constriction of left shoulder

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S40.242 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 S40.242 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S40.242 - other international versions of ICD-10 S40.242 may differ.
The following code(s) above S40.242 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 S40.242:
  • S00-T88
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    • 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
  • S40-S49
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S40-S49

    Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm

    • injuries of axilla
    • injuries of scapular region
    Type 2 Excludes
    Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S40.242
S40.222S …… sequela
S40.229 Blister (nonthermal) of unspecified shoulder
S40.229A …… initial encounter
S40.229D …… subsequent encounter
S40.229S …… sequela
S40.24 External constriction of shoulder
S40.241 External constriction of right shoulder
S40.241A …… initial encounter
S40.241D …… subsequent encounter
S40.241S …… sequela
S40.242 External constriction of left shoulder
S40.242A …… initial encounter
S40.242D …… subsequent encounter
S40.242S …… sequela
S40.249 External constriction of unspecified shoulder
S40.249A …… initial encounter
S40.249D …… subsequent encounter
S40.249S …… sequela
S40.25 Superficial foreign body of shoulder
S40.251 Superficial foreign body of right shoulder
S40.251A …… initial encounter

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