ICD-10-CM Code S27.819
Unspecified injury of esophagus (thoracic part)
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 S27.819 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'unspecified injury of esophagus (thoracic part)' 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 S278 is used to code Diaphragmatic rupture
Diaphragmatic rupture (also called diaphragmatic injury or tear) is a tear of the diaphragm, the muscle across the bottom of the ribcage that plays a crucial role in respiration. Most commonly, acquired diaphragmatic tears result from physical trauma. Diaphragmatic rupture can result from blunt or penetrating trauma and occurs in about 5% of cases of severe blunt trauma to the trunk.
|ICD 9 Code:||862.1|
An X-ray showing the spleen in the left lower portion of the chest cavity (X and arrow) after a diaphragmatic tear
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'S27.819 - Unspecified injury of esophagus (thoracic part)'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code S27.819. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.