2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S72.021K

Displaced fracture of epiphysis (separation) (upper) of right femur, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • S72.021K is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Disp fx of epiphy (separation) (upper) of r femr, 7thK
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM S72.021K became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S72.021K - other international versions of ICD-10 S72.021K may differ.
The following code(s) above S72.021K 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 S72.021K:
  • S00-T88
    2021 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
  • S70-S79
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S70-S79

    Injuries to the hip and thigh

    Type 2 Excludes
    Injuries to the hip and thigh
  • S72
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S72

    Fracture of femur

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 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
    • The open fracture designations are based on the Gustilo open fracture classification
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic amputation of hip and thigh (S78.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • fracture of lower leg and ankle (S82.-)
    • fracture of foot (S92.-)
    • periprosthetic fracture of prosthetic implant of hip (M97.0-)
    Fracture of femur
  • S72.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S72.0

    Fracture of head and neck of femur

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • physeal fracture of upper end of femur (S79.0-)
    Fracture of head and neck of femur
  • S72.02
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S72.02

    Fracture of epiphysis (separation) (upper) of femur

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Transepiphyseal fracture of femur
    Type 1 Excludes
    • capital femoral epiphyseal fracture (pediatric) of femur (S79.01-)
    • Salter-Harris Type I physeal fracture of upper end of femur (S79.01-)
    Fracture of epiphysis (separation) (upper) of femur
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • S72.021K is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM S72.021K is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 521 Hip replacement with principal diagnosis of hip fracture with mcc
  • 522 Hip replacement with principal diagnosis of hip fracture without mcc
  • 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

Convert S72.021K 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S72.021K
S72.021 Displaced fracture of epiphysis (separation) (upper) of right femur
S72.021A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S72.021B …… initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
S72.021C …… initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
S72.021D …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
S72.021E …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
S72.021F …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
S72.021G …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
S72.021H …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
S72.021J …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
S72.021K …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
S72.021M …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
S72.021N …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
S72.021P …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
S72.021Q …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
S72.021R …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
S72.021S …… sequela
S72.022 Displaced fracture of epiphysis (separation) (upper) of left femur
S72.022A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S72.022B …… initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
S72.022C …… initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC

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