2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S50.852A

Superficial foreign body of left forearm, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • S50.852A is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM S50.852A became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S50.852A - other international versions of ICD-10 S50.852A may differ.
The following code(s) above S50.852A 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 S50.852A:
  • 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
  • S50-S59
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S50-S59

    Injuries to the elbow and forearm

    Type 2 Excludes
    Injuries to the elbow and forearm
  • S50
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S50

    Superficial injury of elbow and forearm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • superficial injury of wrist and hand (S60.-)
    Superficial injury of elbow and forearm
  • S50.85
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S50.85

    Superficial foreign body of forearm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Splinter in the forearm
    Superficial foreign body of forearm
Approximate Synonyms
  • Superficial foreign body of left forearm
  • Superficial foreign body of left forearm, with infection
ICD-10-CM S50.852A is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 604 Trauma to the skin, subcutaneous tissue and breast with mcc
  • 605 Trauma to the skin, subcutaneous tissue and breast 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 S50.852A 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S50.852A
S50.849 External constriction of unspecified forearm
S50.849A …… initial encounter
S50.849D …… subsequent encounter
S50.849S …… sequela
S50.85 Superficial foreign body of forearm
S50.851 Superficial foreign body of right forearm
S50.851A …… initial encounter
S50.851D …… subsequent encounter
S50.851S …… sequela
S50.852 Superficial foreign body of left forearm
S50.852A …… initial encounter
S50.852D …… subsequent encounter
S50.852S …… sequela
S50.859 Superficial foreign body of unspecified forearm
S50.859A …… initial encounter
S50.859D …… subsequent encounter
S50.859S …… sequela
S50.86 Insect bite (nonvenomous) of forearm
S50.861 Insect bite (nonvenomous) of right forearm
S50.861A …… initial encounter
S50.861D …… subsequent encounter

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