ICD-10-CM Code S12.111
Posterior displaced Type II dens fracture
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 S12.111 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'posterior displaced type ii dens fracture' in more detail. The 7th characters that can be added, and the resulting billable codes, are as follows:
|7th Digit||Billable Code||7th Digit Specifies|
|B||S12.111B||initial encounter for open fracture|
|G||S12.111G||subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing|
|K||S12.111K||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 S121 is used to code Hangman's fracture
A hangman's fracture is the colloquial name given to a fracture of both pedicles or pars interarticularis of the axis vertebra (C2) (or epistropheus).
|ICD 9 Code:||805.02|
X-ray of the cervical spine with a Hangman's fracture. Left without, right with annotation. Clearly can be seen that C2 (red outline) is moved forward with respect to C3 (blue outline).
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'S12.111 - Posterior displaced Type II dens fracture'
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