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ICD-10-CM Code S22.049B
Unspecified fracture of fourth thoracic vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture

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| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

S22.049B is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of unspecified fracture of fourth thoracic vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code S22 is used to code Chest injury

A chest injury is any form of physical injury to the chest including the ribs, heart and lungs. Chest injuries account for 25% of all deaths from traumatic injury. Typically chest injuries are caused by blunt mechanisms such as motor vehicle collisions or penetrating mechanisms such as stabbings.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
MeSH Code: D013898
ICD 9 Code: 959.11

A chest X-ray of a right sided pulmonary contusion associated with flail chest and subcutaneous emphysema

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #551-552 - Medical back problems with MCC.
  • DRG Group #551-552 - Medical back problems without MCC.
  • DRG Group #955-965 - Other multiple significant trauma with MCC.
  • DRG Group #955-965 - Other multiple significant trauma with CC.
  • DRG Group #955-965 - Other multiple significant trauma without CC or MCC.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Open fracture of dorsal [thoracic] vertebra without mention of spinal cord injury (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code S22.049B and a single ICD9 code, 805.3 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: S22.049 - Unspecified fracture of fourth thoracic vertebra

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