2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S44.0

Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level

Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as S44.0. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • ulnar nerve NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S54.0

    Injury of ulnar nerve at forearm level

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Injury of ulnar nerve NOS
    S54.0
    )
The following code(s) above S44.0 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 S44.0:
  • S00-T88
    2018 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
    2018 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
  • S44
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S44

    Injury of nerves at shoulder and upper arm level

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated open wound (S41.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • injury of brachial plexus (S14.3-)
    Injury of nerves at shoulder and upper arm level
Code History

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S44.0:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S44.0
S43.90XS …… sequela
S43.91 Sprain of unspecified parts of right shoulder girdle
S43.91XA …… initial encounter
S43.91XD …… subsequent encounter
S43.91XS …… sequela
S43.92 Sprain of unspecified parts of left shoulder girdle
S43.92XA …… initial encounter
S43.92XD …… subsequent encounter
S43.92XS …… sequela
S44 Injury of nerves at shoulder and upper arm level
S44.0 Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level
S44.00 Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, unspecified arm
S44.00XA …… initial encounter
S44.00XD …… subsequent encounter
S44.00XS …… sequela
S44.01 Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, right arm
S44.01XA …… initial encounter
S44.01XD …… subsequent encounter
S44.01XS …… sequela
S44.02 Injury of ulnar nerve at upper arm level, left arm
S44.02XA …… initial encounter

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