ICD-10-CM Code S27.322
Contusion of lung, bilateral
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 S27.322 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'contusion of lung, bilateral' 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|
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 S273 is used to code Pulmonary contusion
A pulmonary contusion (or lung contusion) is a contusion (bruise) of the lung, caused by chest trauma. As a result of damage to capillaries, blood and other fluids accumulate in the lung tissue. The excess fluid interferes with gas exchange, potentially leading to inadequate oxygen levels (hypoxia). Unlike pulmonary laceration, another type of lung injury, pulmonary contusion does not involve a cut or tear of the lung tissue.
|ICD 9 Codes:||861.21, 861.31|
A CT scan showing a pulmonary contusion (red arrow) accompanied by a rib fracture (blue arrow)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'S27.322 - Contusion of lung, bilateral'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code S27.322. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.