ICD-10-CM Code S20.44
External constriction of back wall of thorax
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.
ICD Code S20.44 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of S20.44 that describes the diagnosis 'external constriction of back wall of thorax' in more detail.
- S20.44 External constriction of back wall of thorax NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code S20 is used to code Bruise
A bruise, or contusion, is a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries and sometimes venules are damaged by trauma, allowing blood to seep, hemorrhage, or extravasate into the surrounding interstitial tissues. Bruises, which do not blanch under pressure, can involve capillaries at the level of skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, or bone. Bruises are not to be confused with other similar-looking lesions primarily distinguished by their by their diameter or causation. These lesions include petechia (< 3 mm result from numerous and diverse etiologies such as adverse reactions from medications such as warfarin, straining, asphyxiation, platelet disorders and diseases such as cytomegalovirus), purpura (3 mm to 1 cm, classified as palpable purpura or non-palpable purpura and indicates various pathologic conditions such as thrombocytopenia), and ecchymosis (>1 cm caused blood dissecting through tissue planes and settled in an area remote from the site of trauma or pathology such as periorbital ecchymosis, i.e.,"raccoon eyes" , arising from a basilar skull fracture or from a neuroblastoma).
|D003288, D003288, D003288, D003288, D003288
|ICD 9 Codes:
|920, 921, 922, 923, 924
Bruise on upper leg caused by a blunt object
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'S20.44 - External constriction of back wall of thorax'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code S20.44. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.