2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S60.34

External constriction of thumb

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S60.34 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 S60.34 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S60.34 - other international versions of ICD-10 S60.34 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Hair tourniquet syndrome of thumb
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • cause code to identify the constricting item (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code W49.0

    Item causing external constriction

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    W49.0-
    )
The following code(s) above S60.34 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 S60.34:
  • 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
  • S60-S69
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S60-S69

    Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers

    Type 2 Excludes
    Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers
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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S60.34:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S60.34
S60.321D …… subsequent encounter
S60.321S …… sequela
S60.322 Blister (nonthermal) of left thumb
S60.322A …… initial encounter
S60.322D …… subsequent encounter
S60.322S …… sequela
S60.329 Blister (nonthermal) of unspecified thumb
S60.329A …… initial encounter
S60.329D …… subsequent encounter
S60.329S …… sequela
S60.34 External constriction of thumb
S60.341 External constriction of right thumb
S60.341A …… initial encounter
S60.341D …… subsequent encounter
S60.341S …… sequela
S60.342 External constriction of left thumb
S60.342A …… initial encounter
S60.342D …… subsequent encounter
S60.342S …… sequela
S60.349 External constriction of unspecified thumb
S60.349A …… initial encounter

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