2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S44.90XA

Injury of unspecified nerve at shoulder and upper arm level, unspecified arm, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • S44.90XA is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Injury of unsp nerve at shldr/up arm, unsp arm, init
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM S44.90XA became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S44.90XA - other international versions of ICD-10 S44.90XA may differ.
The following code(s) above S44.90XA 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 S44.90XA:
  • S00-T88
    2019 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
    2019 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 2019 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Injury of nerve of shoulder region
  • Injury of nerves at upper arm level
  • Injury to shoulder, peripheral nerve
  • Nerve injury, upper arm level
  • Traumatic neuroma in nerve of upper limb
  • Traumatic neuroma of upper limb
ICD-10-CM S44.90XA is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 073 Cranial and peripheral nerve disorders with mcc
  • 074 Cranial and peripheral nerve disorders without mcc
  • 955 Craniotomy for multiple significant trauma
  • 956 Limb reattachment, hip and femur procedures for multiple significant trauma
  • 957 Other o.r. Procedures for multiple significant trauma with mcc
  • 958 Other o.r. Procedures for multiple significant trauma with cc
  • 959 Other o.r. Procedures for multiple significant trauma without cc/mcc
  • 963 Other multiple significant trauma with mcc
  • 964 Other multiple significant trauma with cc
  • 965 Other multiple significant trauma without cc/mcc

Convert S44.90XA to ICD-9-CM

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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S44.90XA
S44.8X2 Injury of other nerves at shoulder and upper arm level, left arm
S44.8X2A …… initial encounter
S44.8X2D …… subsequent encounter
S44.8X2S …… sequela
S44.8X9 Injury of other nerves at shoulder and upper arm level, unspecified arm
S44.8X9A …… initial encounter
S44.8X9D …… subsequent encounter
S44.8X9S …… sequela
S44.9 Injury of unspecified nerve at shoulder and upper arm level
S44.90 Injury of unspecified nerve at shoulder and upper arm level, unspecified arm
S44.90XA …… initial encounter
S44.90XD …… subsequent encounter
S44.90XS …… sequela
S44.91 Injury of unspecified nerve at shoulder and upper arm level, right arm
S44.91XA …… initial encounter
S44.91XD …… subsequent encounter
S44.91XS …… sequela
S44.92 Injury of unspecified nerve at shoulder and upper arm level, left arm
S44.92XA …… initial encounter
S44.92XD …… subsequent encounter
S44.92XS …… sequela

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