2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S48

Traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S48 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 S48 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S48 - other international versions of ICD-10 S48 may differ.
Applicable To
  • An amputation not identified as partial or complete should be coded to complete
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 S48. 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.
  • traumatic amputation at elbow level (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S58.0

    Traumatic amputation at elbow level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    S58.0
    )
The following code(s) above S48 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 S48:
  • 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
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
Code annotations containing back-references to S48:
  • Type 1 Excludes: S41
    , S42
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S41

    Open wound of shoulder and upper arm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated wound infection
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm (S48.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • open fracture of shoulder and upper arm (S42.- with 7th character B or C)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S42

    Fracture of shoulder and upper arm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Note
    • A fracture not indicated as displaced or nondisplaced should be coded to displaced
    • A fracture not indicated as open or closed should be coded to closed
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm (S48.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S48
S47.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
S47.1XXS …… sequela
S47.2 Crushing injury of left shoulder and upper arm
S47.2XXA …… initial encounter
S47.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
S47.2XXS …… sequela
S47.9 Crushing injury of shoulder and upper arm, unspecified arm
S47.9XXA …… initial encounter
S47.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
S47.9XXS …… sequela
S48 Traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm
S48.0 Traumatic amputation at shoulder joint
S48.01 Complete traumatic amputation at shoulder joint
S48.011 Complete traumatic amputation at right shoulder joint
S48.011A …… initial encounter
S48.011D …… subsequent encounter
S48.011S …… sequela
S48.012 Complete traumatic amputation at left shoulder joint
S48.012A …… initial encounter
S48.012D …… subsequent encounter
S48.012S …… sequela

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