2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S40.259

Superficial foreign body of unspecified shoulder

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S40.259 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 S40.259 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S40.259 - other international versions of ICD-10 S40.259 may differ.
The following code(s) above S40.259 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 S40.259:
  • 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
  • S40-S49
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S40-S49

    Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm

    Includes
    • injuries of axilla
    • injuries of scapular region
    Type 2 Excludes
    Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm
  • S40.25
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S40.25

    Superficial foreign body of shoulder

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Splinter in the shoulder
    Superficial foreign body of shoulder
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 S40.259
S40.249S …… sequela
S40.25 Superficial foreign body of shoulder
S40.251 Superficial foreign body of right shoulder
S40.251A …… initial encounter
S40.251D …… subsequent encounter
S40.251S …… sequela
S40.252 Superficial foreign body of left shoulder
S40.252A …… initial encounter
S40.252D …… subsequent encounter
S40.252S …… sequela
S40.259 Superficial foreign body of unspecified shoulder
S40.259A …… initial encounter
S40.259D …… subsequent encounter
S40.259S …… sequela
S40.26 Insect bite (nonvenomous) of shoulder
S40.261 Insect bite (nonvenomous) of right shoulder
S40.261A …… initial encounter
S40.261D …… subsequent encounter
S40.261S …… sequela
S40.262 Insect bite (nonvenomous) of left shoulder
S40.262A …… initial encounter

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