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ICD-10-CM Code S27.899
Unspecified injury of other specified intrathoracic organs

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.
7th Character Required
7th Character Required
Code requires 7th Character Extension identifier. This 7th Character usually captures Episode of Care information, such as "Initial Encounter," "Subsquent Encounter," or "Sequela."
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code S27.899 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 other specified intrathoracic organs' 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
A S27.899A initial encounter
D S27.899D subsequent encounter
S S27.899S sequela

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.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
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

Source: Wikipedia

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Open injury of thoracic duct (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Episode of care information needed
  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
  • Possible requirement for an external cause code

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'S27.899 - Unspecified injury of other specified intrathoracic organs'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code S27.899. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: S27.89 - Injury of other specified intrathoracic organs

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