2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S56.229A

Laceration of other flexor muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level, unspecified arm, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • S56.229A is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Lacerat flexor musc/fasc/tend at forarm lv, unsp arm, init
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM S56.229A became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S56.229A - other international versions of ICD-10 S56.229A may differ.
The following code(s) above S56.229A 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 S56.229A:
  • 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
  • S56
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S56

    Injury of muscle, fascia and tendon 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 muscle, fascia and tendon at or below wrist (S66.-)
    • sprain of joints and ligaments of elbow (S53.4-)
    Injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level
ICD-10-CM S56.229A is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 564 Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with mcc
  • 565 Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with cc
  • 566 Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses without cc/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 S56.229A 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 S56.229A
S56.22 Laceration of other flexor muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level
S56.221 Laceration of other flexor muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level, right arm
S56.221A …… initial encounter
S56.221D …… subsequent encounter
S56.221S …… sequela
S56.222 Laceration of other flexor muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level, left arm
S56.222A …… initial encounter
S56.222D …… subsequent encounter
S56.222S …… sequela
S56.229 Laceration of other flexor muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level, unspecified arm
S56.229A …… initial encounter
S56.229D …… subsequent encounter
S56.229S …… sequela
S56.29 Other injury of other flexor muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level
S56.291 Other injury of other flexor muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level, right arm
S56.291A …… initial encounter
S56.291D …… subsequent encounter
S56.291S …… sequela
S56.292 Other injury of other flexor muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level, left arm
S56.292A …… initial encounter
S56.292D …… subsequent encounter

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