ICD-10-CM Code S62.009
Unspecified fracture of navicular [scaphoid] bone of unspecified wrist
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 S62.009 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use specify a 7th character that describes the diagnosis 'unspecified fracture of navicular bone of unspecified wrist' 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|
|B||S62.009B||initial encounter for open fracture|
|G||S62.009G||subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing|
|K||S62.009K||subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion|
|P||S62.009P||subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion|
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 S620 is used to code Scaphoid fracture
A scaphoid fracture, a fracture of the scaphoid bone also known as the carpal navicular, is the most common type of carpal bone fracture. Scaphoid fractures usually cause pain at the base of the thumb accompanied by swelling in the same area. Scaphoid fractures usually cause pain and sensitivity to palpation in the anatomic snuffbox at the base of the thumb accompanied by swelling in the same area. These are also called navicular fractures (the scaphoid also being called the carpal navicular) as navicular is the traditional name for the scaphoid bone, although this can be confused with the navicular bone in the foot. Treatment depends on the location of the fracture.
|ICD 9 Code:||814.01|
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Transscaphoid-capitate-hamate-triquetral-perilunate fracture dislocation (disorder)
- Transscaphoid-capitate-perilunate fracture dislocation (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Episode of care information needed
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
- Consider laterality specification