ICD-10-CM Code S02.2
Fracture of nasal bones
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
7th Character RequiredCode requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
ICD Code S02.2 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'fracture of nasal bones' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:
|7th Digit Specifies
|initial encounter for open fracture
|subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
|subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
What is 7th Character Extension?For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info
The ICD code S022 is used to code Facial trauma
Facial trauma, also called maxillofacial trauma, is any physical trauma to the face. Facial trauma can involve soft tissue injuries such as burns, lacerations and bruises, or fractures of the facial bones such as nasal fractures and fractures of the jaw, as well as trauma such as eye injuries. Symptoms are specific to the type of injury; for example, fractures may involve pain, swelling, loss of function, or changes in the shape of facial structures.
1865 illustration of a private injured in the American Civil War by a shell two years previously
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Fractured nasal septum (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Episode of care information needed
- Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'S02.2 - Fracture of nasal bones'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code S02.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.