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ICD-10-CM Code S56.429
Laceration of extensor muscle, fascia and tendon of unspecified finger at forearm level

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 S56.429 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'lacerat extensor musc/fasc/tend unsp finger at forarm lv' 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 S56.429A initial encounter
D S56.429D subsequent encounter
S S56.429S 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

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'S56.429 - Laceration of extensor muscle, fascia and tendon of unspecified finger at forearm level'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code S56.429. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: S56.42 - Laceration of extensor muscle, fascia and tendon of other and unspecified finger at forearm level

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