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ICD-10-CM Code S23.1
Subluxation and dislocation of thoracic vertebra

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code S23.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the eight child codes of S23.1 that describes the diagnosis 'subluxation and dislocation of thoracic vertebra' in more detail.


The ICD code S23 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

Coding Notes for S23.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Also Note:
Code Also
A Code Also note indicates that two or more codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but the order of codes is at the coder's discretion. Code order depends on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
Any associated
Open wound of thorax See code S21.-
Spinal cord injury (S24.0-, S24.1-) See code S24.0-
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Fracture of thoracic vertebrae - instead, use code S22.0-

Parent Code: S23 - Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of thorax

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