2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S55.901A

Unspecified injury of unspecified blood vessel at forearm level, right arm, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • S55.901A is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Unsp injury of unsp blood vess at forarm lv, right arm, init
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM S55.901A became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S55.901A - other international versions of ICD-10 S55.901A may differ.
The following code(s) above S55.901A 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 S55.901A:
  • 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
  • S55
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S55

    Injury of blood vessels at forearm level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated open wound (S51.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • injury of blood vessels at wrist and hand level (S65.-)
    • injury of brachial vessels (S45.1-S45.2)
    Injury of blood vessels at forearm level
Approximate Synonyms
  • Right forearm blood vessel injury
ICD-10-CM S55.901A is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 913 Traumatic injury with mcc
  • 914 Traumatic injury 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 S55.901A 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 S55.901A
S55.892A …… initial encounter
S55.892D …… subsequent encounter
S55.892S …… sequela
S55.899 Other specified injury of other blood vessels at forearm level, unspecified arm
S55.899A …… initial encounter
S55.899D …… subsequent encounter
S55.899S …… sequela
S55.9 Injury of unspecified blood vessel at forearm level
S55.90 Unspecified injury of unspecified blood vessel at forearm level
S55.901 Unspecified injury of unspecified blood vessel at forearm level, right arm
S55.901A …… initial encounter
S55.901D …… subsequent encounter
S55.901S …… sequela
S55.902 Unspecified injury of unspecified blood vessel at forearm level, left arm
S55.902A …… initial encounter
S55.902D …… subsequent encounter
S55.902S …… sequela
S55.909 Unspecified injury of unspecified blood vessel at forearm level, unspecified arm
S55.909A …… initial encounter
S55.909D …… subsequent encounter
S55.909S …… sequela

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